Star Wars Battlefront II is one of the most awaited titles in recent years , but recent concerns from fans about a pay to win system has caused some controversy.
EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II beta showed of a number of new maps , heroes and weapons. If you ask me the game looked pretty decent . However one thing that caught the fans attention was the microtransactions. Sure Star Wars Battlefront II will give maps and DLC’s for free, but it will also use a loot box type system for various upgrades and this is what has caused a lot of controversy in the past few weeks or so.
EA DICE even reassured fans in a blog post that the loot crates and progression system would be fine tuned over a period of time, and yet the fans were not convinced. They had a legitimate concern that the game was entirely dependent upon loot boxes and it would take a lot of time for gamers to get a specific upgrade for a certain weapon and that could severely hamper progress.
Most recently EA’s Community Manager took to Twitter to take a sly dig at the fans who were not satisfied with EA DICE’s explanation. The Tweet which has since been deleted read “The arm chair developers on this internet” .
Needless to say it didn’t go down with the majority of Star Wars Battlefront II fans.
What a travesty that players don't want heroes locked behind high credit walls and want to be rewarded according to how well they do in games! That's so unheard of in games before! How dare people ask for that!
— A-p-o-l-l-y-o-n (@AntoineFlemming) November 12, 2017
EA is spoiling the brilliant work of hundreds of developers with one shitty, patchable, short-sighted business decision. I was going to buy the game, but won't be until the progression system is addressed.
— Craig Collins (@VeryWittyName) November 12, 2017
It’s not my place to judge people , but the job of the Community Manager is to actually reassure the community, in this case the fans and not antagonize them. They have a legitimate concern regarding what is now quickly becoming a norm for the gaming industry.
This tweet is done in bad taste , and while it wont affect the games sale by a lot , it has certainly disenchanted a number of fans who are steadily growing tired of a pay to win system that has unfortunately become an industry norm.
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