EA Adding Microtransactions to All Future Games
Remember how Dead Space 3 was absolutely, totally ruined by microtransactions? And remember how Mass Effect 3 was an unplayable piece of garbage because it had microtransactions?
Well, Electronic Arts is going to ruin all games forever, as confirmed by EA CFO Blake Jorgensen at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference.
“We’re building into all of our games the ability to pay for things along the way, either to get to a higher level to buy a new character, to buy a truck, a gun, whatever it might be,” Jorgensen said.
And because people who are mad about microtransactions clearly make up 100% of the demographics of gameplayers, we all know that Jorgensen is dead wrong when he says the following:
“Consumers are enjoying and embracing that way of the business.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m the sort of person that gets offended at the mere presence of anything. If there’s someone sitting across from the bus wearing an annoyingly ironic t-shirt, I just have to passive-aggressively tweet about it. I mean, who does that guy think he is?!
That’s why I hate microtransactions. Sure there’s a game there that I could just play and the game would be the exact same even if the microtransactions weren’t there. I mean, sure games publishers are laying off employees and shuttering studios because they’re not getting enough revenue. That doesn’t matter though, because I hate seeing a menu option in my game.
God, Electronic Arts is so dumb.