You know what I’m going to say, it’s simply not going to be sugarcoated, Loot Boxes suck. Star Wars: Battlefront II, the game I am entirely sick of talking about is once again the focus of a news subject. The controversy was just so big that not even Disney could stay out of it. This comes with a statement by Lucasfilm Entertainment, a subsidiary from Mickey Mouse’s empire.
In a statement issued to The Washington Post, a Lucasfilm spokesperson said the production company supported EA’s decision to withdraw (for now) the ability to spend money in-game. I made a brief article about why this isn’t that big of a deal but, whatever.
“Star Wars has always been about the fans,” Lucasfilm stated, “and whether it’s Battlefront or any other Star Wars experience, they come first. That’s why we support EA’s decision to temporarily remove in-game payments to address fan concerns.”
Yeah, “EA’s decision”, I mean, at least now I know why this guy made an article about how “Disingenuous” that decision was. Because it totally wasn’t a decision made by Mickey Mouse and his corporate empire.
I mean, you obviously remember that Star Wars is gearing up for the launch of its next big blockbuster episode. The Last Jedi opens in UK cinemas on December 14, and Battlefront 2 has been designed as part of that big marketing push. The game has a big free update due to hit alongside the film, as well as featuring characters and locales from the story so far.
It’s very easy to put two and two together, right? This was very obviously a corporate decision and nothing more. If anything this only confirms that Lucasfilm or Disney had a hand in EA’s decision to remove the microtransactions. A bit of a direct response to the guy who made that article, EA doesn’t care about you or how “Disingenuous” their decisions might seem.