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Not Every Future EA Title Will Have Microtransactions, Corrects CFO

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Posted on March 6, 2013 AT 11:39am

After mentioning last week that all future EA titles would contain microtransactions, Electronic Arts chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen explained today what he meant was all future games will support microtransactions, but not necessarily have them.

Jorgensen clarified his earlier statement while speaking today at the Wedbush Technology Conference in New York City. According to Jorgensen, his statement was in reference to backend technology being developed for all EA games to better “manage a world in which there are more and more micro-transactions as part of what we offer.”

“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. “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.”

In short: EA is developing a better backend for handling microtransaction payment processing that will work with all their future titles, but are not trying to shoehorn microtransactions into every future endeavor. In fact, if Jorgensen is to be believed,  his previous statement only really applies to their mobile games.

Source: Polygon

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