Just recently, we reported that Disney talked to top-level EA executives over the growing backlash and the handling of fan outrage over the microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II. Fortunately, publisher EA caved and took out microtransactions in the recently released shooter, which was a surprise to many given how close to launch it was.
Now, Lucasfilm, the production studio and brand masters behind the Star Wars IP, have issued a statement to The Washington Post in support of the removal.
Star Wars has always been about the fans, 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.
It has not been confirmed when the microtransactions will return, or if they’ll still factor in progression. Hopefully, it doesn’t, or EA might see itself in this familiar situation once again.
Speaking of Battlefront II, you can check out our beginners guide here to help you get started.