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Why we shoudnt expect anything more from EA

Postby sticky-fingers on Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:35 pm

https://www.ladbible.com/technology/gam ... s-20200131

EA Made Nearly $1 Billion From Microtransactions In Just Three Months
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thanks to titles like Apex Legends and Battlefield V, and game series with Ultimate Team modes, like FIFA and Madden.


So even if EA would come back with a good NBA game, be sure that they would use the same approach than Take 2...
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Re: Why we shoudnt expect anything more from EA

Postby [Q] on Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:07 am

Damn, that's a lot of money. I can see why they went with the loot crate system for Live 19. I feel like with 20 cancelled, anything they come back with will be a money grab
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Re: Why we shoudnt expect anything more from EA

Postby Andrew on Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:48 pm

It's possible, but I think that'd be a huge mistake given the goodwill and trust they need to rebuild. I think it's inevitable that they follow in NBA 2K's footsteps, though I do think they'll see fit to build up to it first. Right now, their aversion to it and separate currencies for attribute upgrades and clothing items is a potential selling point in its own right.
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Re: Why we shoudnt expect anything more from EA

Postby sticky-fingers on Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:46 pm

Unfortunately i think we cant separate the devs who want to make the best possible game, and their management who want to make money even if the game isnt good.

My only Hope about microtransactions is a law to forbid this shit.
It will take time but if some countries forbid it, those big corp. would probably drop MT.
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Re: Why we shoudnt expect anything more from EA

Postby Andrew on Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:53 pm

Pretty much. Unless the bubble bursts and gamers collectively get sick of it (seemingly unlikely), or the laws change (more likely but I'm not confident enough countries will get on board), this is gaming now.
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Re: Why we shoudnt expect anything more from EA

Postby ThaLiveKing on Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:34 pm

People don't mind putting more money into the games if they are having fun with it IMO, the thing with Live, it's like they are neglecting the fact that their product is bare and want to make anyone buy their game for the sake of buying it rather than making a game people want to play. That's why people will choose 2K over them because they know what they will get. I made the jump to PC with 2K and man, the possibilities are endless, can't go back to console lol.
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Re: Why we shoudnt expect anything more from EA

Postby Andrew on Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:07 pm

Absolutely, quality and enjoyment counts for a lot. GTA Online is proof of that. Sure, there was some controversy when they opened the casino, but apart from that, people seem to be fine with the approach. We can debate whether or not that's a good or savvy thing as consumers, but it is what it is.

For my part, I've been happy to spend money on DLC for the Fallout series because I enjoyed the base game so much, and also enjoyed the added stories and quests that the DLC provided. I felt like I was getting value for money. I even spent a bit of pocket change on Ultimate Team in NBA Live 18 because I was enjoying it, and the Legends Packs actually guaranteed getting one of the Legends. Normally I wouldn't do that because there's no guarantee and I'm generally against microtransactions in AAA games, but I can't deny it's something I'll consider if there is value and I'm enjoying the experience.
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