Blizzard Pokes Fun at Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions Controversy

With what seems like the entire internet grouping up to hate on Star Wars Battlefront II and its Hero grind, loot box and microtransactions controversies, Blizzard Entertainment has used the commotion to its advantage. 

A new trailer for StarCraft II, which has just gone free-to-play, makes fun of the notion of paying for power. 

In addition to this, the StarCraft II Twitter account dedicated a few tweets to burning Battlefront II:

Not exactly subtle!

What do you make of this? Is it funny? Or a tad unprofessional? Let us know!

In other Battlefront II news, developers say that they have been receiving death threats and personal attacks due to loot crate controversy, EA has achieved the most downvoted comment in Reddit history, and DICE has issued a statement regarding the Credits grind for unlocks

Source: StarCraft (Official Twitter)

  • Peter

    direct, and to the point. I can’t believe that we’ve somehow allowed randomized fucking loot boxes to become a norm in skill-based/competitive gaming. Shame on EA and any other companies that are doing this shitty, SHITTY practice. I get that dev studios need to make money in order to keep producing games, but games needs to go back to just being games; not wallet-snatching opportunities.

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