EA is putting microtransactions into ALL of their future games
So, the beloved company known as EA has decided that in all of their future releases, microtransactions will be in place. This comes straight after the controversy surrounding the implementation of microtransactions in one of EA's newest titles this year, Dead Space 3. Blake Jorgenson, EA's CFO, also said that they planned to bring payment processing and handling credit card transactions in-house to up security protection, but more importantly, he has this to say:
In the article, it's split up into two quotes, but the second is just a continuation of the first. If you've read any other times I comment on news stories or seen my reviews (ironically, the last one was an EA title, and a good one at that), I can be, admittedly, a bit over dramatic at times, but I make no exaggeration when I say this: If EA implements this into any of their future games, I will not be buying another EA game so long as the company stands by their decision to use this model.
Microtransactions are fine in a free-to play title like, say, Hawken or Tribes: Ascend because of how they're implemented, but a company like EA using them in a manner of free-to-pay and changing mechanics in a series to support this system like what happened in Dead Space 3 (Or All The Bravest since we haven't beaten Square Enix to death about that)? Inexcusable manipulation of this system.
There is no positive spin on this, no, no way one can convince me that EA of all companies manipulating microtransactions and putting them into all of their games is positive thing (And don't tell leave a comment saying "Well at least it's not Capcom or Activision doing it", just because someone else could do it doesn't make it right). Regardless of the latter, what your thoughts on the matter?