Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/13/17230874/ea-star-wars-battlefront-2-loot-box-patrick-soderlund-interview Electronic Arts has promised to learn lessons and not repeat mistakes after the Star Wars Battlefront II fiasco. If that sounds familiar, it’s because EA promises this after EVERY fiasco.
EA DICE has announced that paid loot boxes are being relegated to in-game rewards while more traditional microtransactions replace them. This is in spite of EA claiming they couldn’t do it this way because of Star Wars canon.
The Battlefront II train continues to ride! Check out the mod here: https://www.nexusmods.com/starwarsbattlefront22017/mods/142/?tab=description
We can take this as an admission that Battlefront II held back its rewards to make microtransactions more enticing.
A minor victory as EA runs scared following a major backlash, a disastrous Reddit AMA, and interest from various gambling commissions. But remember… in this world of constantly connected games, the goalposts are always moving, and EA’s show of remorse is but temporary.
The sad sorry saga of Star Wars Battlefront II is constantly shifting and rarely getting better. Here’s a “what’s gone down so far” video. With plenty of angry rambling from myself, of course.
Star Wars Battlefront 2’s beta has raised major concerns about microtransactions and loot boxes. We’re reaching the point where this disease has set in far too deep now.
Fingers crossed we don’t get another Early AAAccess game to rush ahead of The Last Jedi.
Shooting things in an old war that happened.
Take a look at what’s going on with some of the amazing Star Wars projects our teams at EA are working on now, including DICE, BioWare, Motive, Visceral Games, Capital Games and our partners at Respawn Entertainment. These experiences will explore different Star Wars eras in different gaming genres on different platforms. Star Wars™ Battlefront™…
http://www.patreon.com/jimquisition http://www.thejimquisition.com Jimquisition Merch Buy “March of the Sterling Jester” by Carl Catron – https://carlcatron.bandcamp.com/track/march-of-the-sterling-jester Battlefield 1 has turned a lot of heads. Its announcement video is the most liked trailer on YouTube. Hell, even I’M interested in it. Electronic Arts executives, however, didn’t want it to happen, which is…
Another cynical reaction to a trailer.