The news was first announced on Twitter by Motive Studios’ writer Mitch Dyer who posted “ZERO MICROTRANSACTIONS” along with a new screenshot of the game. The studio’s creative director Ian Frazier then followed up in an interview with Game Informer, revealing that Squadrons is not intended to be a “live-service” title where constant add-ons — whether paid or unpaid — are released.
“Our mindset has been very old school,” Frazier explained. ”We’re trying to say with this game that we have a $40 price point, we want to feel generous to players, and we want it to feel like a complete experience. Like ‘You gave us your $40. Here’s a game that you will love. Thank you.’ That’s it. This isn’t something we are building around a live-service strategy. It’s built around a game that is complete and great in its own right. That’s not to say we will never add anything, I guess we could, but it’s not presented as a live service.”
To learn more about the game, head over to EA’s website now.
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— Mitch Dyer (@MitchyD) June 19, 2020