Comments by EA’s chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen last week that all future games would have microtransactions built in initially caused some disturbance in the Force — but Jorgensen has now sought to downplay any concerns.
“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, and that’s really not true,” said Jorgensen at the Wedbush Technology Conference in NYC.
Jorgensen clarified that while they would ensure all games would have the ability to support microtransactions, that wasn’t the same as actually mandating their inclusion.
“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. 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.”