EA Removes Microtransactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’
It’s been a turbulent few weeks for EA and EA Dice, the developers of Star Wars: Battlefront II. Recently, fans have taken the company to task over its use of microtransactions and cooldowns within a fully-priced game. After backlash, EA has announced that it is temporarily pulling microtransactions from the game.
In a blog post on EA, GM of Dice, Oskar Gabrielson, announced that all in-game purchases within the game are turned off until further notice. Most importantly, the blog post notes that all progression within the game will be earned through gameplay. The game’s crystals will become available for purchase at a later time, but exactly how they’ll effect the game’s cosmetics and loot boxes is unclear.
Star Wars: Battlefront II just released today for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Did the drama following the game put you off permanently, or are you satisfied with how EA is handling the situation? Let us know in the comments!