EA Sports Senior Vice President says “a time” will come for subscription fees

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Business policies coming out of EA lately have been looking worse and worse for the consumer lately. First we have the Project Ten Dollar system that is starting to be used by other publishers and now we may soon have to pay even more to play games we have already paid $60 for. This news comes as EA Sports SVP Andrew Wilson held an interview with Eurogamer and there they discussed the potential for EA Sports to begin a monthly or yearly subscription. He addressed this question with the following response, which could strike fear into the folds of wallets everywhere:

“If we look at what consumers have pushed other industries for, if we look at what consumers forced the music industry to provide, if we look at what consumers have driven as a result of television and movie subscription, if you look at us -– there’s absolutely a time somewhere at some point in the future where the consumers say, ‘Hey, this is how we want to interact with you: we want to give you a monthly or annual subscription and we want access to everything you make.'”

Wilson went on to explain that they are trying to present EA Sports “as a service” which is something that honestly should be discouraged. I will leave it up to you to decide your own opinions about this news, though I must say that there most certainly is never a time for subscriptions. This isn’t World of Warcraft, its football…

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  • Ummm, I have no idea what consumer he is talking to, but it obviously wasn’t anybody on this planet. The only subscription I pay for is Netflix and that is going away as soon as the September price hike rolls around.

    Oh look, my wallet just grew wings and flew away singing, “HAHA EA, try to take my money now.” He was shot down later in the vicinity of California.

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