I remember a few year back this article was posted on the site.
Since then, I've always wondered what would be the next game to come along and such an impact on the genre, and I'm starting to think that Star Wars Battlefront II may be that game. Not because if any revolutionary steps forward in gameplay, but that it could yet prove to be the game that kills the business model of microtransactions, or at least reels them in in such a way that restrains how intrusive they've become.
I could yet be proved wrong, as while the games physical sales are way down the downloaded sales are unknown at present, and its been out for less than a week. Any thoughts, or am I just getting way ahead of myself?