Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions back in a "few months"

01 February, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Bertha Harmon
  • Battlefront 2 microtransactions coming back

During an earnings call today, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said this untitled and officially unannounced game will most likely debut in EA's Fiscal Year 2020.

That is to say it sold 9 million copies instead of 10 million, with the publisher expecting another 1 to 3 million more this year. This was definitely a learning opportunity.

We had already heard that the developer studio behind the Titanfall series, Respawn, was working on a third-person action game which takes place in Star Wars universe.

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"Your feedback has been essential here, and we are preparing significant changes to progression that will address numerous things we've seen players asking for".

However, paying to play may soon return to Star Wars: Battlefront II.

Hero unlocks in Battlefront 2 were also under scrutiny. As games like Battlefield 1 and Federation Internationale de Football Association (outside Ultimate Team) prove, you don't really need microtransactions when you have committed players.

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This pricing scheme resulted in highly charged, negative feedback which continued well past the initial release window. According to EA, the controversy over the game's loot box model put players off picking up the game. Having made adjustments based on sentiment and community data coming out of the beta and early trials, we ultimately made the decision to pull in-game purchases out of the game prior to launch.

Last week we learned that DICE would finally be revamping Star Wars Battlefront II's progression system in the wake of last year's massive loot box controversy.

Optional Microtransactions are a way to enhance the gaming experience and if they are properly done then there is nothing wrong with it, EA believes. The company will want to figure out how to get people back onside after many fans felt disappointed and even hurt by the microtransactions and loot boxes included in Battlefront 2. This means that the distributor's objective is to debut the game between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020; however, there is always the possibility of a delay.

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