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It was originally reported that Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen said the company’s plan is to make microtransactions common in all upcoming games – but that was partly wrong.
Jorgensen clarified his comments, explaining that upcoming games could have them, not that they all will.
"I made a statement in the conference along the lines of 'We'll have microtransactions in our games' and the community read that to mean all our games, and that's really not true," Jorgensen said at the Wedbush Technology Conference today, as reported by Polygon. “All of our mobile games will have microtransactions in them, because almost all of them are going to a world where they are play for free," Jorgensen added, mentioning iOS game Real Racing as an example of a game where players could progress with or without paying money.
What microtransactions could mean for those not playing mobile games is downloadable content or services that extend the game’s life beyond its initial release.