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EA doesn't have the most stellar of reputations in the gaming community and it is known for squeezing every possible penny out of gamers with very expensive microtransactions. One such money grab has landed EA a dubious distinction in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most downvoted comment on Reddit. The comment that earned EA the world record was one posted about the videogame Star Wars Battlefront II that launched in 2017. The official post from EA that inspired the record-setting 683,000 downvotes had to do with the microtransaction hell that EA created for gamers who wanted to unlock iconic characters like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. Gamer backlash against EA was intense due... Read more...
Electronic Arts has drawn immense criticism from the gaming community over so-called loot boxes and how they are implemented in Star Wars Battlefront II, but it is not just gamers who are speaking out. Belgium's Gaming Commission has determined that loot boxes are a form of gambling and is seeking a ban against them in Europe, and Rep. Chris Lee of hawaii is taking a similar in the United States. According to Lee, loot boxes are a form of gambling aimed at children and it is time to "draw the line." In a video showing Lee and others speak out against the current state of microtransactions, Lee calls to attention Battlefront II and the "predatory behavior" EA is engaging in. "It's a trap," he... Read more...
At least one analyst has sided with Electronic Arts over its decision to include microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, and believe that the outrage by gamers is unwarranted. Furthermore, the analyst in question believes that, if anything, EA and other publishers should be charging more for their games. Say what!? "We view the negative reaction to Star Wars Battlefront II (and industry trading sympathy) as an opportunity to add to Electronic Arts, Take-Two, and Activision Blizzard positions. The handling of the SWBF2 launch by EA has been poor; despite this, we view the suspension of MTX [microtransactions] in the near term as a transitory risk," KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Evan Wingren... Read more...
Retailers in the United Kingdom had high hopes for Star Wars Battlefront II, at least before the uproar over microtransactions. The expectation was that Battlefront II would sell more copies than Battlefield 1, making it one of the highlights of the holiday season. And maybe Electronic Arts can still pull it off. However, sales are down compared to the first Battlefront game, and by a significant margin. Keeping in mind that we are still talking about Battlefront II's performance in the UK, first week sales are down more than 50 percent compared to Battlefield 1, according to GamesIndustry.biz. Boxed sales figures are also down 61 percent compared to the first Battlefront game, released in 2015.... Read more...
The Internet community has been heard "loud and clear" in regards to microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, publisher Electronic Arts said in a statement. Of course, EA would either to be deaf or have its head stuck so far up its backside that all outside noise is effectively drowned out, to avoid hearing the uproar in-game purchases and the money (or time) required to unlock premium characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Regardless, EA heard the complaints, and has disabled micrtotransactions in Battlefront II as it scrambles to figure out an amicable compromise. "Our goal has always been to create the best possible game for all of you—devoted Star Wars fans and game players... Read more...
Ladies and gentlemen, StarCraft won the Internet on Tuesday, and perhaps for the entire week. Or more precisely, the social media person who is responsible for StarCraft's Twitter account won the Internet, with a series of savage tweets mocking the microtransaction madness surrounding Star Wars Battlefront II and the response by publisher Electronic Arts when the proverbial poo hit the fan. First, a little backstory. EA drew ire from gamers when it decided an obscenely high amount of "credits" to unlock premium characters, such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Initially, the price was set at 60,000 credits. As constructed, it would take the average gamer around 40 hours of gameplay to earn... Read more...
Microtransactions, for better or worse, have become a big business in the world of gaming. Ubisoft recently announced that its revenue from microtransactions now exceeds that of actual game sales. Electronic Arts isn't immune to this practice either, and has come under fire for nickel and diming customers to unlock fan-favorite heroes in Star Wars: Battlefront II. For example, the amount of credits necessary to unlock Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker stands at 60,000 credits. Actually completing the campaign "only" nets you 20,000 credits. In order to unlock these characters for "free", you have to devote roughly 40 hours to the game each, or fork over some hard-earned real cash. While many games,... Read more...
Come one, come all—everyone is now invited to play the Star Wars Battlefront II beta and engage in galactic warfare. Following a two-day Early Access period that was made available to people who pre-ordered the multiplayer title, Electronic Arts has opened up the beta experience to all players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, and Windows PC gamers. The open beta runs through the weekend before coming to a close on October 9 at precisely 9 AM Pacific (12 PM Eastern). After that it becomes a waiting game for the titles full release on November 17 as EA and EA Dice make some last minute tweaks based on what turns up during the beta period. Gamers who are interested in playing the beta will... Read more...
There's a new Star Wars movie on the horizon, and Electronic Arts (EA) is looking to leverage the hype surrounding that film to fuel a spectacular launch for Star Wars Battlefront II. Battlefront II is the follow-up to its 2015 predecessor, and EA wants you to know that this game is bigger, badder and loaded to the brim with content (something that was quite lacking with the original Star Wars Battlefront). EA has released a nearly 5-minute-long trailer for the game that is narrated by none other than John Boyega, one of the stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Boyega runs you through everything that's new with the game including class levels -- Assault,... Read more...
If you are a fan of the Star Wars universe, then Electronic Arts has an upcoming game that is sure to get your motor running. Star Wars Battlefront II was announced earlier this year, but it’s the newest multiplayer gameplay trailer that has fans salivating in anticipation of the game's fall release. As we’ve previously reported, the game covers a four-decade span of time that touches on major sequences in the Star Wars movie universe starting with The Phantom Menace and ending with The Force Awakens. This is a big expansion from the Star Wars Battlefront, which focuses primarily on the original Star Wars trilogy (Episodes IV through VI). Over the course of two minutes, the new multiplayer... Read more...
Although a teaser trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II leaked a few days ago, Electronic Arts is today providing us with the real deal on the sequel to the original game, which launched two years ago. While Star Wars: Battlefront was multiplayer-only (and was roundly criticized because of that oversight), Battlefront II actually has a full single-player campaign for those that want it. In fact, the debut trailer for the game focuses primarily on the single-player mode, which introduces an all-new character: Iden Versio. As the official website for the Battlefront II explains, Iden is a “commander of Inferno Squad—an Imperial special forces unit equally lethal on the ground and in space. Encounter... Read more...