EA has recently released its FY 2017 results (from April 1st 2016 through March 31st 2017) and the results show us that the company makes more money off of microtransactions (season passes, DLC, etc) than the actual sale of the games themselves. This year alone the company pulled in $1.297 billion solely in digital content (excluding full game downloads) for their PC and console platforms.
Many people know EA for their studios’ season passes and DLC. Some of the biggest offenders in that category were Dragon Age: Inquisition, as well as most recent Bioware games. Although EA is not the only one who aggressively pushes DLC and microtransactions is games, it is more of a way of life now in the gaming industry.