EA: We Will Most Likely Discount Star Wars Battlefront II Around the Movie’s Launch

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While Star Wars Battlefront II will ship out in a few weeks’ time, some might not have enough cash to pick it up due to the overwhelming deluge of games coming out during the holiday rush. If so, we (kind of) have good news for you! According to EA, Star Wars Battlefront II will “most likely” be sold at a discounted price once this year’s Star Wars film, The Last Jedi, hits theaters.

This was revealed by EA executive Blake Jorgensen during EA’s Q2 2018 financial earnings call. 

We will most likely discount the game like we did last time around the movie launch, and maybe you’ll even see some selective discounts around the holidays, either Thanksgiving or Christmas. That’s the way the games business always has worked. And so if you see the title on discount, don’t read anything into that other than the fact that that’s the way you sell games in the holidays.

For reference, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to hit theaters on December 15, which is almost a full month from Battlefront II’s November 17 release date. Of course, we won’t know how much the game will be discounted and exactly when, so keep that in mind as well.

In other Star Wars Battlefront II news, make sure to check out the updated progression system announced by EA yesterday that aims to shelve any pay-to-win mechanics in the multiplayer portion. There’s also new gameplay videos showcasing Yoda, and Kylo Ren.

Will you be picking up Battlefront II at launch or will you wait it out for the discounted price?

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