Electronic Arts scraps Battlefront II microtransactions

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Electronic Arts is removing all in-game purchases from Star Wars: Battlefront 2.

The option to purchase crystals – an in-game currency – is now offline, and all progression will be earned through gameplay.

DICE General Manager Oskar Gabrielson said the company listened to feedback from the community and would make changes to Battlefront II to reduce the potential for unfair advantages.

He said microtransactions will return to the game once changes have been made and more free content has been added.

“The ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date, only after we’ve made changes to the game,” said Gabrielson.

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  • SkepticZA

    It’s a trap!
    This is an excercise in damage control. Microtransactions will be back as soon as sales targets are met.

  • tjitah

    Agreed, despicable habit that game companies have nowadays. Prices of games have ballooned beyond all reason and we’re expected to pay for a bunch of sh#t. Where are the days where we paid R400 max for a full game with everything and got all the updates and fixes for free. Nowadays they hide that in a paid DLC.

    I am only buying 2-3 year old games nowadays and only when they are on more than 50% off sale.

  • Wurnman

    Personally i blame overpriced PC games on console games as they were always expensive and thus forced the PC game prices upwards. Then overall i blame majority of gamers as they keep on pre-ordering and buying games at those prices… Keeping ripoff companies in business by showing them no matter what the price they will still buy the game on release day for any amount.

  • ZenoDiac

    It’s about time…

Electronic Arts scraps Battlefront II microtransactions

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