Lucasfilm weighs in on Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box drama

Lucasfilm weighs in on Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot box drama

Over the weekend, we learned that Star Wars Battlefront 2 developer EA told investors that the game's controversial microtransactions will not have a "material impact" on its projected earnings. On Friday, the Disney-owned Lucasfilm issued a statement in support of the withdrawal.

In a statement made to the Washington Post (via Eurogamer), a Lucasfilm spokesperson said: "Star Wars has always been about the fans and it's Battlefront or any other Star Wars experience, they come first. temporarily remove in-game payments to address fan concerns. "

Despite EA's earlier claims that Battlefront 2's loot crates did not enact gambling, they were temporarily removed from the back of a turbulent Reddit AMA between the publisher and the game's players.

The Washington Post reports that Jimmy Pitaro, the chairman of Disney's consumer products and interactive media division, voiced concerns to EA about Battlefront's in-game transactions prior to EA's decision to pull them. The Post says this call "was to express Disney executives' unhappiness at how the outrage 'reflected on their marquee property.'"

Lucasfilm and Disney's stance seems clear, then, despite the fact EA plans to reinstate microtransactions once the game's progression system has been tweaked.

 

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monknl

News we kinda already know


Mvpalways

The point is, nobody but EA likes those microtransactions

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Umka720

:sleepy:
 


Tatun

I hope Disney pressuring EA will eventually lead to the removal of microtransactions from Battlefront for good


Hacker_x

This is interesting. Thanks


resss

lets see what ll happen soon


wx-395

Microtransactions ubiquitously. Let's see where this will lead


Zik666

Anyway, they will win from this at least as

 

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djon666smit

хмм


raficda

Let's hope Disney will convince EA and microtransactions will never come back. The controversy is not good for the franchise.


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