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Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions May Not Return

Ars Technica reports on remarks made by Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen this week at a NASDAQ investor conference indicating microtransactions may not necessarily return to Star Wars Battlefront II. "Over time we'll address how we will want to bring the [microtransactions] either into the game or not and what form we will decide to bring it into," is the exact quote they report. The company took heat over pay-to-win elements of the game's real-money transactions, and eventually suspended them, but generally indicated they were planning on adding them back after working out the kinks, and this is the first real admission that their return was in doubt. Here are the other comments on the subject they quote:

"Clearly we are very focused on listening to the consumer and understanding what the consumer wants and that's evolving constantly," Jorgensen said. "But we're working on improving the progression system. We turned the [microtransactions] off as an opportunity to work on the progression system inside the game. We're continuing to update that...

"It's been a great learning experience for us," he continued. "We consider ourselves a learning organization, and if we're not learning we're failing in some way."

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