Fans revolt against EA's Star Wars in-game payment system
Fans revolt against EA's Star Wars in-game payment system
Battlefront 2: EA DEV says it doesn't take 40 hours to get a hero
13 November, 2017, 20:36
Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space.
Apparently they want a system where players can have a "sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes". "And here I thought EA should be well versed in issuing statements regarding anti consumer practices but this badly worded PR speak word salad has proven me wrong". During the pre-release trial period, "Star Wars Battlefront II" players learned that it would take around 40 hours of gameplay just to unlock Luke Skywalker and another 40 hours to unlock Darth Vader.
Clearly, for a large part of the gaming community, that hasn't been enough.
Redditors did the math, and discovered that it would take dozens of hours to unlock the characters. Battlefront II costs between $60 and $80, depending on the version you choose. But the analysis found that multiplayer matches awarded, on average, 250 credits per 10 minutes of play.
Electronic Arts has broken its silence amid the controversy surrounding "Star WarsBattlefront II".
The previous "Battlefront" game had no such system.
How much of an impact this online backlash will have on actual sales of the game will be fascinating to see.
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After this, we then went into the Collection tab of the main Star Wars Battlefront 2 home page, and then across to Boba Fett's section, where we could equip this specific Star Card for the villain. That assumes you don't spend any of those points on other upgrades or loot crates, which are also implemented in this game.
Yesterday we posted about concerns over the Star Wars Battlefront 2 progression system raised by the community.
Essentially, "When and how is it okay to handle charging players money in games?" "Locking iconic characters behind credit walls that will take dozens of hours to get one is just insane, especially when I am willing to bet you have tons of heroes planned which will be behind similar paywalls?"
In the case of "Battlefront 2", fans feel that the game's developer is putting important content behind a gate that can only be unlocked by spending a massive amount of time or real money. So do analysts. Mike Hickey of Benchmark says he expects the game to sell 14 million copies, more than twice the number this year's new Madden game is expected to sell.
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