EA Hikes Microtransaction Prices, Attributes Change To Global Economic Fluctuation
EA has increased microtransaction prices and has cited global economic fluctuation as the reason behind this change.
In a message addressed to NHL fans, EA has stated that, as a result of the ongoing global economic fluctuations, including significant changes in currency valuation, it is working to balance prices of its microtransactions for EA Sports NHL live service content across all currencies globally. This will certainly come as a disappointment to fans of NHL games, who are just as much as affected by global economic fluctuations. Additionally, this will likely pave the way for other EA Sports titles to receive an increase in microtransaction prices.
According to EA, beginning June 1, 2023, some regions will see price increases for live service content for EA SPORTS NHL 23, while others will experience price reductions when these updated prices go into effect. However, the publisher has clarified that these updates will not impact the cost of full EA games or subscriptions. The publisher expressed appreciation to its community of online players for their continued support, and stated that it is committed to delivering more “amazing” experiences for fans in its live services and beyond.
The most recent entry in the ice hockey simulation series, NHL 23, is developed by EA Vancouver and published by EA Sports. As the 32nd installment in the NHL video game series, it was released on October 14, 2022, for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S platforms.
In NHL 23, players can experience “The Zegras,” a lacrosse-style goal variant also known as the Michigan goal, famously performed by Trevor Zegras and Sonny Milano. It involves a player behind the net propelling the puck above the crossbar, followed by another player in front of the net striking it into the goal. Additionally, NHL 23 introduced the exciting “Last Chance Puck Movement” feature, which allowed players to skillfully hit the puck with their stick even after being hit or tripped by opponents.