EA's Chief Financial Officer has spoken out to amend a comment he made last week, wherein he suggested that "all" EA games will feature microtransactions from now on.
Apparently that should read, "all mobile games."
Blake Jorgensen clarified his controversial statement during a presentation at the Wedbush Techology Conference. "I made a statement in the conference along the lines of ‘We’ll have micro-transactions in our games’ and the community read that to mean all our games," he said, "and that’s really not true."
“All of our mobile games will have micro-transactions in them, because almost all of them are going to a world where they are play for free.”
This makes sense, though the original comment riled up countless gamers across the internet (especially following Dead Space 3's in-game purchases). Cliff Bleszinski was fine with it, though.
"The next and much bigger piece [of the business] is microtransactions within games," outlined Jorgensen last week. "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, and consumers are enjoying and embracing that way of the business."
It's worth noting that EA's voluminous DLC offerings have been doing this for months if not years - but then again, they're neither the first or only publisher to push this business model.
Are you satisfied, dear reader? Or are you grimly expecting a future of payments atop payments, forever?