Published: Tue, November 21, 2017
Industry | By Johnnie Johnson

Lucasfilm releases statement on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 microtransaction debacle

Lucasfilm releases statement on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 microtransaction debacle

At least in the United Kingdom, it's clear that Battlefront 2 is performing under expectations.

Axis & Allies creator Larry Harris is back with WWII tabletop game War Room
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EA acquired the lucrative exclusive rights to publish Star Wars-based games in 2013, a year after Disney purchased Lucasfilm for $4 billion. EA has confirmed that it is taking that feature down to address fan concerns just as the game is about to launch worldwide tomorrow. Star Wars Battlefront II is three times the size of the previous game, bringing to life a brand new Star Wars story, space battles, epic new multiplayer experiences across all three Star Wars eras, with more free content to come.

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Wingren continued by saying that despite the reaction, video game players aren't overcharged, they're undercharged, and that the contention and blowback were a result of a "perfect storm for overreaction" given the parties involved included EA, the Star Wars franchise, Reddit, and "purist gaming journalists/outlets" who disapprove of micro-transactions. The aim of this movement is to make Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 a better game after some of the post-launch updates have messed up with the game balance making it more suited for the casual players instead of the long time dedicated fans of the series. He insists it's one of the "cheapest forms of entertainment" and publishers should "probably "raise prices".

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"Despite its inconvenience to the popular press narrative, if you like Star Wars and play videogames at an average rate, you're far better off skipping the movie and playing the game to get the most bang for your buck". The site also notes digital sales of Star Wars: Battlefront II were actually higher than those of Star Wars: Battlefront. Compare that to the change in hardware pricing over the years: A 40 megabyte "disk kit" in '88 cost $1400 bucks, and no, there is not an extra zero in there.

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