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EA All-in on Microtransactions

Develop reports on comments from Electronic Arts during a Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference stating that the company is so pleased with its forays into the world of microtransactions, that they are bringing the support for these in-house, and that "all" their future games will feature microtransactions. "We are building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way; to get to a higher level," said EA CFO Blake Jorgensen. "And consumers are enjoying and embracing that way of business."

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43. Re: EA All-in on Microtransactions Feb 27, 2013, 18:10 Krizzen
 
Creston wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 10:52:
BF3 and ME3 helped them register a ton of people, but few of those people use Origin for anything else. I 'use' it because I have to use it to run ME3. Other than that, it serves no purposes, same as that retarded Ubi thing. They will never overtake Steam. EA isn't willing to do what is necessary to overtake Steam. Plus, let's be honest, if they ever looked like serious competition, Valve/Steam can easily outspend them if necessary. Steam will never just sit still while someone else tries to take over the #1 spot.

This. I only have Origin (not sure if I still have it installed...) for BF3, and only because I bought BF3 on a ridiculous sale. I think it was less than $12. Once I noticed how much I'm missing for not buying the $60 premium package, I was completely turned off by Battlefield and EA.

Origin never tickled my fancy anyway, and likely never will considering their seemingly semi-annual sales. Steam has amazing sales almost CONSTANTLY, and it's true EA just won't cut prices to increase sales. It will hurt them in the long run, but definitely won't slow the beast down.

Serious question: I'm not much of an EA gamer (not because the company, but the games); what microtransactions does EA sale anyway?
 
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