If EA Games Made Team Fortress 2
EA’s always online requirement for SimCity is giving fans of the franchise nightmares, and the game’s not even out yet. And it’s with good reason that gamers are worried about what is to become of SimCity, and the rest of EA’s titles given their penchant for monetizing just about everything lately.
Not even the survival horror (this is debatable, but whatever) game, Dead Space 3, is immune from the reach of microtransactions. Our very own Jim Sterling joked over on Twitter (shameless plug of my Twitter account) earlier today that games of this sort might be considered “fee-to-pay” should they ever become a thing beyond Dead Space 3.
With all the developments with microtransactions and other forms of monetization with EA’s games going around, one gamer going by Captain_Biscuit on reddit couldn’t help but create a mock-up of what it’d be like if Team Fortress 2 was handled by EA instead of Valve. He calls it “Team Fortress 2, EA Style… A Horror Story.”
Most of the ideas he’s implemented come from EA’s treatment of Battlefield Play4Free and Battlefield Heroes, so it’s not too far fetched to think that TF2 would resemble the following mockup, the rest of which you can view on this imgur gallery.