Star Wars Battlefront II microtransactions are coming back

Battlefront 2 microtransactions coming back

Battlefront 2 microtransactions coming back

Battlefront 2 sold 9 million copies during the holiday season, which were below expectations because of the loot box controversy.

Jorgensen concluded by mentioning that EA doesn't believe that loot boxes or similar mechanics are a form of gambling, and there are plenty of governments around the world that agree with that.

Wilson has "no doubt" that, when EA will be confident about having the right model for their players and community, they'll get Disney's support on that model. That's pretty impressive, but EA was expecting the game to sell ten million copies - and it's below the 14 million units that the original game shipped back two years prior.

Many of you will know that Battlefront 2 had a rough launch mainly due to the addition of annoying loot boxes and a controversial pay-to-win system in the online multiplayer mode. The game now has more than 25 million unique players life-to-date.

The weakness of Battlefront II resulted in an 18 percent year on year Q3 decline in Packed Goods revenue to $380 million.

Instead, they confirmed that the new Star Wars game from Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment - who they recently bought - would be out by 2020.

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Blake Jorgensen, the chief financial officer for the company, noted that the company hopes that the game will sell an additional one to three million copies within the first three months of 2018.

Hero unlocks in Battlefront 2 were also under scrutiny.

Jorgensen also indicated that he expected this new title to be out before the sequel of Battlefront 2.

So that ought to show EA that we won't stand for predatory microtransactions right?

As stated, all DLC was offered without the need to own a Season Pass but in order to unlock all content, players either needed to purchase an exorbitant of in-game currency to speed up the process or suffer through long, tedious grind sessions. Digital net bookings were $1.23 billion, up 12 percent over last year, with most of that money coming from those all-important live services, which were up a whopping 39 percent year on year. EA said it is expected to drop during fiscal 2020, which means the 2019 calendar year.

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