In a press release today, Electronic Arts announced that micro-transactions will be returning to Battlefront II in an update scheduled for release on April 18th. Crystals, the controversial in-game currency which could only be purchased through real-world money, were removed… Continue Reading →
Microtransactions are in game purchases that allow you to pay extra, real life money, for some type of good or service in a game. There are two different kinds of microtransactions: cosmetic and in-game advantage microtransactions. For example, a cosmetic microtransaction would be like buying new clothes for you character/avatar or paying to change their look, but it does not give you any type of advantage whatsoever (besides being stylish of course). While in-game advantage microtransactions may allow you to purchase a special, powerful weapon, potion or something along those lines that you can only get through real money purchases and thus give you an advantage over those who did not to pay.