Star Wars Battlefront II

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  1. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Uhmmm...no. I mean, it's not the reason. Greed sounds more like it.
    Have you noticed how it's usually big AAA studios who complain about games getting expensive to make?
    Well jee-wiz. How about you don't blow most of the budget on the marketing and instead actually spend some money on actual development.
    I doubt that even the least sold Call Of Dutie still didn't earn Activision a crap loads of money. Same goes for Star Wars brand. It's one of the most recognized trademarks. It will always bring money. So all that "games are getting expensive to make" coming from AAA publishers is funny.
    Also what I find noteworthy is that most of the "non or not typical AAA developers" don't complain about game delevopment cost, i.e. CDPR or Ninja Theory. They just concentrate on making good and honest games without trying to shaft gamers, which in turn makes gamers happy and brings money.

    And I don't think situation with SWBFII lootboxes was overblown. The progression which take how many hours to unlock Skywalker? And that's just one here. Good luck grinding your way through!
    I bet you if there wasn't such reaction publishers would try to shove their boots up gamer asses even more. And I think they still will.
    Remember paid Skyrim mods on Steam and what kind of backlash it received and it made Bugthesda to back off. And yet still, as I and many others have predicted, they attempted it once again, and voila, you have whatever it's called to sell other people's mods to make more money.
    Same goes with microtransactions and lootboxes. People didn't complain much about MTX, and now you have Ubisoft, which sells base game for 60 Euros, a crappy season pass for 40 Euros, and a bunch of microtransactions which not a part of 40 Euro season pass...
    I tell you, if this will continue like this, EA and the likes will start selling you bullets for their online games...
     
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    EA Plummets from Metacritic's Top Publishers List
     
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    LOL that is hilarious
     
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    and the interesting thing here is, we did it, as a community, through either not supporting or making a voice, we can influence a big company......ive still black-listed EA from future purchases but its nice to see we can make a difference....well done guys ;)
     
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    We won!!!
    submitted 10 hours ago by butterednoodles27
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    https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/84vhjy/we_won/
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    https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/...lefront-ii-officially-ditches-paid-loot-boxes
    "After four months of being in limbo on the issue, publisher EA has finally announced that it will remove paid loot boxes from Star Wars Battlefront II. In an official blog post, the publisher announced it would completely revise the progression system for the multiplayer shooter that caused so much controversy during its release in November.

    At launch, the game had a $60 price tag and gated off portions of its content behind an obtuse system of credits and loot crates players could purchase for real world money. Before the game came out, fans were complaining on Reddit and EA tried to calm them down and posted a comment that was the most downvoted in Reddit history.


    Developer DICE lowered the amount of credits needed to purchase characters such as Darth Vader and EA froze in-game microtransactions entirely, but the damage was already done and Star Wars Battlefront II's loot box scheme gained so much attention, both lawmakers and the mainstream media took notice.

    After the game’s release, Hawaii state legislators pushed to ban kids from buying games with microtransactions and loot boxes. They’ve since introduced four bills in Hawaii’s state house and senate that would ban the sale of loot box games to people under 21, and require publishers to label a game if it contains loot boxes and disclose the odds of winning rewards. Lawmakers in Washington state proposed similar legislation. The Electronic Software Ratings Board—the group give age ratings to video games—is going to start tagging every game that contains in-game purchases, not just loot boxes.

    After it kicked up all this controversy, EA went silent and mostly just updated Star Wars Battlefront II for balance. This morning it announced it would overhaul the games progression system on March 21 and kill paid loot boxes entirely. It will still have both loot boxes and microtransactions, but both will be for cosmetic items only. Players will only be able to earn items that change how they play by playing the game."
    Gamers have won. We won.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/84x33z/gamers_have_won_we_won/
     
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    EA Concedes and Unlocks All Heroes in Star Wars Battlefront 2's Progression Overhaul Update
     
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    And they have dropped the price to $23.99. Somewhat tempting but I've moved on now.
     
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