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Microtransactions will be in every EA game

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Drom
06.20.2012 , 01:28 PM | #1
Microtransactions will be in every EA game in 5 to 10 years. Another nod to F2P model for SWTOR. EA mindset is on that note.

http://uk.gamespot.com/news/microtra...ays-ea-6383445
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06.20.2012 , 01:36 PM | #2
i dont see how, micro trans are in blizzard games but wow isnt free, stance to that also wow has some of the most expensive micro trans going.
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06.20.2012 , 01:36 PM | #3
Which pretty much tells me that those saying this would be signalling the end of the game are so very, very wrong.

Whilst I am not a fan of the idea, I do think it's a foregone conclusion as the MMO market continues to grow and evolve.

It's basically the same model that drives along Xbox, PS3 and Wii, just that with them you have to go buy the points to spend, rather than just sumping up a CC number onto your console.
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06.20.2012 , 01:37 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Shingara View Post
i dont see how, micro trans are in blizzard games but wow isnt free, stance to that also wow has some of the most expensive micro trans going.
Because as long as people will pay, they will charge and WoW has the a loyal subscriber base still.

Bottom line: MMO's are a business first.
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06.20.2012 , 01:39 PM | #5
Then i will quit every EA game.
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06.20.2012 , 01:39 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Drom View Post
Microtransactions will be in every EA game in 5 to 10 years. Another nod to F2P model for SWTOR. EA mindset is on that note.

http://uk.gamespot.com/news/microtra...ays-ea-6383445
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Shingara
06.20.2012 , 01:39 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Catch_TwentyTwo View Post
Because as long as people will pay, they will charge and WoW has the a loyal subscriber base still.

Bottom line: MMO's are a business first.
On those lines then EA has a dedicated loyal playerbase and EA games are vast, if micro trans goes to dlc packs and items that can be the sims, fifa, battlefield etc.

Also top tip is always read the source interview to get the full story http://kotaku.com/5919847/the-strang...ing-to-a-giant
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Catch_TwentyTwo
06.20.2012 , 01:44 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Daethorz View Post
Then i will quit every EA game.
Bye then!
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Catch_TwentyTwo
06.20.2012 , 01:45 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Shingara View Post
On those lines then EA has a dedicated loyal playerbase and EA games are vast, if micro trans goes to dlc packs and items that can be the sims, fifa, battlefield etc.

Also top tip is always read the source interview to get the full story http://kotaku.com/5919847/the-strang...ing-to-a-giant
We have no idea what it will mean exactly.

The article is about how the MMO market will evolve and adjust and, at this point, no one really knows how that will truely manifest.
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Shingara
06.20.2012 , 01:46 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Catch_TwentyTwo View Post
We have no idea what it will mean exactly.

The article is about how the MMO market will evolve and adjust and, at this point, no one really knows how that will truely manifest.
The main one isnt, he is talking about all platforms across ea. The article linked in this topic is speculation from the main article, as normal the article linked here from the OP is senstionalised but the source isnt. So like i say always read the source.
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First, you can continue as a subscriber, which gives you unlimited access to all game features and future Game Updates at no additional charge. http://www.swtor.com/info/news/blog/20120731