Lucasfilm releases statement on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 microtransaction debacle

Lucasfilm releases statement on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 microtransaction debacle

Lucasfilm releases statement on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 microtransaction debacle

Earlier today, Electronic Arts chief executive officer Andrew Wilson had a phone call with The Walt Disney Company chief executive Bob Iger about Star Wars: Battlefront II, according to sources familiar with the situation. In fact, Wingren even said that EA's last minute decision to temporarily remove microtransactions was a "transitory risk" and that anyone who disagrees with microtransactions is a "purist".

As noted by Game Industry, Star Wars Battlefront 2 failed to sell more copies than Call of Duty: WWII at retail stores in the UK.

In light of all of the backlash, EA eventually lowered in-game prices of items and certain characters, but in the end made a decision to pull microtransactions from the game entirely for the time being. The game runs at 1440p on PlayStation 4 Pro, and at 2160p i.e. 4K resolution on Xbox One X. However, Star Wars Battlefront II Xbox One X has a massive image quality boost over PlayStation 4 Pro version.

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Either way, since the Battlefront 2 microtransactions will be coming back eventually, we'll just have to see if EA comes up with a way to make them not as intrusive to avoid making Disney any more displeased. According to Gabrielson, the developer and publisher have chose to turn off the option to purchase Battlefront II's in-game currency with real money. And we've heard that this is overshadowing an otherwise great game. "We will now spend more time listening, adjusting, balancing, and tuning". This was never our intention.

Then, in a surprise about-face, EA announced that it would disable the ability to purchase crystals - the game's premium currency - mere hours before Battlefront 2 launched. Before the microtransactions were removed, you could purchase Crystals with real-world money that could be spent on loot crates. "We'll share more details as we work through this".

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