EA Backtracks on Micro Transactions in All Games
EA Games previously said that it planned to put micro-transactions in all upcoming games, suggesting that a lot of future titles would feature pay to win mechanics. However, the publishing giant has now gone back on that original claim, after a huge public backlash.
"I made a statement in the conference along the lines of 'We'll have micro-transactions in our games' and the community read that to mean all our games, and that's really not true," said CFO Blake Jorgensen at the Wedbush Technology Conference ( via Polygon). He did however add the caveat that most of EA's Mobile titles will have micro-transactions, since those games will be for the most part, free.
Of course if you add lots of filler to your games, then people are going to "enjoy" getting past it so they can get to the good stuff - and if that means that have to pay a bit of cash then sure, it'll put a smile on their face, but they don't actually "enjoy" the act of giving money to a company just to ease off the grind.
So what do you guys think? Are Jorgensen and EA covering their asses here? Or did he make a mistake?
I'm leaning towards the former, but I've got my cynical head on today.