Developers Blame EA for Star Wars Battlefront 2 Controversy

Speaking of the big Star Wars Battlefront 2 controversy of the past couple of days, more and more details are emerging and no one seems to want to admit blame for anything that’s happening. Players were enraged days before the official release (Nov 17th) because of the multiplayer monetization methods that are being called aggressive and predatory. First, it had loot boxes, which people weren’t keen on. Then, they tried to modify the loot box system to calm the angered fans, but they may have even made things worse.

As review copies made their rounds, details came out about the game that includes Star Wars Battlefront 2’s wildly expensive hero/villain unlocks, requiring countless hours of play in order to amass enough credits to purchase just one character. The restrictions that were uncovered, combined with EAs poor solution to the backlash just made it worse.

So, before the game even officially launched, pre-orders were allegedly cancelled in droves. Some developers tied to the project even reported receiving death threats. While that’s definitely taking it too far, it’s still easy to understand why players are upset. The much-hyped game that was supposed to be even better than its predecessor seems to be falling apart before it even launches. Things flew out of control for both EA and DICE and it wasn’t long before even other developers jumped on the bandwagon to criticize them for the mess ups.

Gaijin Entertainment took to War Thunder’s official Facebook page to post an image poking fun at the hated Reddit comment that has broken the record for the most downvotes on Reddit in history, and boasted about how you can “play the bad guys for free”.

Blizzard also jumped on the opportunity to poke some fun while announcing StarCraft II will be moving to free to play.

Ouch! Burnnn.

 

Star Wars Battlefront 2 was slated for release on November 17 for PCXbox One, and PlayStation 4 with a $59.99 price tag. Anyone who pre-orders the game will receive access to the game’s beta period three days earlier than everyone else, among other bonuses. Meanwhile, pre-ordering the $79.99 Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition will guarantee a three-day early access to the full game. ( If you pre-order via any of our above affiliate links, you help keep us online. THANK YOU!)

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Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.