EA is a company known for disrespectful behavior. When it comes to Star Wars: Battlefront II, it is going above and beyond to cause trouble for folks it should be catering to.
This controversy is hardly going to put a dent in sales for this game. Most buyers dont even know or care about this.
You are correct however after people beat the story mode the game itself & servers will be empty
That's a truth they hate to admit
I have beat the story mode and the servers are fine. I also already have Vader and half way to Luke. Also haven't spent a dime on loot boxes, go figure.
I dunno. Metacritic is being bombed. Everything I see on Facebook about the game is filled with negative comments attacking the game. I'm sure word's gotten out about it. The Reddit comment alone is infamous, where's the tens of millions of active users. It's also been getting press allover the web. I imagine the game will still make money, as Star Wars is such a massive brand, but it's definitely going to put a dent in sales. There will probably be a bunch of huge Star Wars fans buying day 1 and some younger kids getting it for Christmas, but I imagine sales will be poor among the rest of the gaming community.
What even worse for EA that the relationship with EA and Disney are draining down after BF2 fiasco. I can bet one day Disney will end the partnership with EA.
it probably will, given how this is some of the biggest controversies since no mans sky. at the very least all this stuff will smack down the projected sales figures EA were expecting, that doesnt mean it wont be profitable i know. but lets not kid ourselves, they actually temp turned off MTs. that alone speaks volumes considering they are losing a buttload of potential revenue just to mitigate the backlash. they are shaken up from this ordeal, and they should be.
@Jinger I don't know you are lying or not, but the game still have unfair advantage because loot boxes are very random in many ways. This is bigger than you are. The children know nothing about this and EA is abusing them to buy it. What even worse the parents going to lose a lot of money because of them. Of course, you still think it doesn't bother you and you think it's parent fault true, but this is more about consumers than yourself. EA have vicious by killing great devs and screwing with consumers. The greed and corruption of video game publishers can still hurt a lot of people including you one day. When the time come, you will be force to buy MT and loot boxes when those contents are no longer "optional" to you.
Nope EA will abandon this game & quickly announce the next Star Wars: Battlefront game
Such a shame cause it's a great game..... EA ruined it like they ruined Titanfall 2 with that awful release date. How do they have so much power?
Well gamers showed they have some power, didnt they? You said the game is great. the game launched without Mt. If they stick to cosmetics only.. So what now is the question. 3 actors, the gamers, EA, and the media. New balls I'd say. The funny thing is I find most cards, and more importantly those crates content are somehow crap any way haha
I rented it from Red Box because I just had to see whT this is all about for myself. The game isn't bad. Its a somewhat generic shooter. If it wasn't Star Wars it wouldn't be anything special at all. Having said that, Starfighter mode is absolutely awesome and they should spin it off into its own game. I could only imagine a fully fleshed out Starfighter ggame like this that spans all eras with all the different ships being playable. As it is now each army only has 3 ships. But a full game could have dozens. Slightly tighter controls and more weapon options and match types and they would have one hell of a game!
EA has long been on my list of do not buy from. They had some of the poorest looking games of the 16 bit generation and some of them were just not fun to play. So after getting burned by them I stopped buying their games until the PS3 era. There, they seemed to be putting out some good quality games and fun games again. So I decided to get SWB for the PS4 when that came out because it looked like it could be a fun FPS and the graphics looked decent. I regretted buying it within 15 minutes once I realized I got like 1/2 a game at a full game price. That was the minute I stepped back and paid attention to how they would handle things this generation. It was all downhill. So luckily, I haven't been burned by them again but just watching from the sidelines. I feel bad for anyone who invested in this new game hoping for a company that cared about gamers and not lining their own pockets. I get that it's a business and they need to make money, but this is greed gone too far. No damage control they do now will get me back as a customer. It's too little too late. I've gotten burned by them in two different console generations and enough is enough.
Could you talk about yourself and how smart you are a little more? I can't get . enough.
Have to disagree as that's when EA actually built their initial fan base. Their 16 bit games were awesome and that's how they've got to where they are now. Back in the day of the mega drive/SNES , they were top dog, bringing out some of the best games of that time. Unfortunately that's now a very very very distant memory.
EA will still make plenty of money from this game, though maybe not as much as initially planned. most people won't even know about the BS EA tried to pull. furthermore EA will probably reintroduce some form of money making bs into the game
The average person doesn't even know about this. In the end, about 100-200k gamers saw it. Maybe 1000 wont buy the game. Maybe 50,000 will hold off. Nobody cares.
All active reddit users know about it by now, that's like 10's of millions of people. Also all their Facebook ads are spammed with comments about their disgusting practices. It's definitely making waves.
Wait for sales figures.
Once the game transforms into a complete F2p title maybe
Of course it can. That's a silly question
theres a reason no one is taking you seriously. because you dont really know what youre talking about and are part of the problem. go figure.
Im not sure what you mean, i don't buy MT's
WTF is wrong with you?? I cant believe your defending this shit. We are not saying you wont enjoy the game. It is a good game, but we want none of the MT and lootbox period!!. No one will really take you seriously. you think its cool to be different than others. We dont need to explain why MT and lootbox or whatever is bad jeez. derksoolz is right, people like you are part of the problem why companies continue this trend. Is it logical to pay 60 dollars and still have MT on things that should be unlocked thru regular gameplay?? and also not thru excessive grinding?? even grinding in darksouls is very doable than this crap
Jeez... all I said is the game will be fine regardless of this backlash... which is true. So far the grind isn't bad right now, plus I realize like in most any other massive game or MP game I'm not going to collect EVERYTHING. If I don't get a handful of star cards for a couple classes i don't even play... it's not going to break my heart.
Nope. It'll be dead within a year.
Lol get real
lol thats what happened to the 1st game junior. if anyone needs reality checks here its you junior :)
Im in my 40's not sure how im a junior, also not sure why you feel the need to name call anyways.
Been playing on ps4, takes seconds to find games. There is lots of players, so it will do fine.
not for long. if the 1st game is any indication this game wont last long. especially given its "great" reception. and thats good! since garbage shouldnt last long anyways.
Strange I was playing the first game a couple of days ago, it still has alot of players.
I have no doubt that the game is good. Hell I hope it’s good for Star Wars fans. But company’s need a lesson up. If your customer is spending all that money on a game, there want that game . A fair player v player game not pay and win that player . Star ways os great, but EA doing is like this is not. Thank you all and all developers who spoke up on this robbery
One thing good that’s coming from this PC, SJW world is that people and other Dev’s are finally taking a stand on the greed that is EA and other company’s like them . Really hope this is just the start.
If everything goes bad for EA,they will just shut down DICE and that will be the end of them. EA holds our favorite franchises and games hostage and can shut down them any day just to spite us. Maxis Westwood Origin Bullfrog Pandemic Mythic Visceral EA Chicago Who is next? Bioware? Ghost Games? Additionally some of those franchises EA took are not being revived. Shameful.
i bet you its bioware.
Incredible to think that Bullfrog are gone, I grew up playing their amazing games on my Amiga as a teenager. Populous 1 & 2, Syndicate and Powermonger were amongst my fave games on Amiga. I also felt sorry when Pandemic went down, I loved their games they were just good old fashioned fun. I was wrapping up The Saboteur when the news broke and it was a real shame as that game was very underrated.
I love how some people think its all fine now , people never forget their true intention and the thing it was..
No, but dont buy it. I haven’t. In fact no one I know has mentioned it
I know many people will feel this is too hostile... But I hope Battlefront II flops harder than EA could ever expect. I played the beta and it wasn't anything special. To do what they have and then say that MTs may be reintroduced anyway? It's time for a hardcore franchise backed by the might of EA to drop dead EA put SW squarely in the crosshairs. Too bad the actors already got paid but they probably will sour to games which is sad but ultimately if they liked making the game they will look at doing that again no one except EA loses and some gamers miss out on a decent game that looks to have a good single player campaign. The point here is to send a clear as day message no more always online singleplayer just for the sake of it and no more balance breaking MTs. If BF2 flops hard given the StarWars brand... EA might finally get it. If they fire developers don't worry their talent will still be rewarded by another developer. Maybe MS can learn something from this too regarding Gears and Forza in the process and Sony won't push these kinds of MTs in the future as some recent news suggests they might.
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