As you likely already know, the price of Battlefield 1 (and other impending EA games like FIFA 17 and Titanfall 2) has substantially increased.
It seems that EA’s digital sores have finally got their currency conversions locked in at the right exchanges, meaning that locally, many PC gamers will now be paying close to what console gamers have been paying for their games.
There has been a big worry amongst those who had pre-ordered Battlefield 1 on Origin at the old price,that they may have to pay the newer, higher price when the game is out. Why? Origin charges you when the game is out, not when you pre-order. Pre-order a game at R600, and then having a R999 charge comes off your card a few months later would be quite a shock.
We asked EA – and they’ve assured us that those who have already their pre-orders locked in and have received their confirmations won’t be stuck with the higher price. Of course, anyone who bothered to look in t the terms and conditions of sale on Origin would know this. Here’s what it says:
“When you purchase EA Content from EA, the price payable by you is the price indicated on the applicable EA Website or EA Game at the time of purchase.”
We also asked them why the pricing saw such a dramatic increase, but they’ve declined comment. Still, it’s some good news for those of you who managed to order the game before the increase, and a world of disappointment for those who didn’t.
Last Updated: September 9, 2016
September 9, 2016 at 14:02
September 9, 2016 at 14:09
It still boggles the mind as to why digital is MORE than physical. Literally no logistical overheads, no printing costs, no cases, DVDs etc. Literally just a setting on a piece of software that says “X user can download Y game”.
It’s like banks charging R150 for a bounced debit order, when the entire system is automatic.
Yeah, they both forego the Vaseline.
September 9, 2016 at 14:25
They declined to comment. Yeah, that’s what people who have something to hide do.
Maybe EA is taking business advice from this guy now.
September 9, 2016 at 14:31
I have to post this
Fox1 - Retro
September 9, 2016 at 14:34
There was a time when the shelves of CNA, Game and Makro were flooded with EA PC games for R99 and games used to come in box’s. I’ll just wait for a year when it’s on EA Access or on XBL sale.