Hours before the launch, it almost seemed as if Star Wars fans might be winning against the force that is EA, as they had removed their microtransaction system from the Star Wars Battlefront 2, and some of these zealous fans might have fallen for it until a small notice from the DICE made things a bit vague.
“We hear you loud and clear, so we’re turning off all in-game purchases,” wrote Oskar Gabrielson, GM of Battlefront II developer DICE, in a blog post this evening. “We will now spend more time listening, adjusting, balancing and tuning. This means that the option to purchase crystals in the game is now offline, and all progression will be earned through gameplay. The ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date, only after we’ve made changes to the game. We’ll share more details as we work through this.”
This means that the change is only temporary and many fans are on Reddit calling for the fans to remain vigilant against this cunning new ploy by EA to honey trap players to buy the game and trap them once Christmas rolls in, which actually sounds plausible, seeing that microtransactions were going to be the huge windfall that EA was expecting. Here are some of the Redditors from R/Gaming who are trying to fan the flames on the frontlines.
Gamers...YOU HAVE NOT WON. EA is using one last scum bag tactic to get you to buy the game before release. from gaming
So, for those of you who are going to be buying the latest Star Wars Battlefront 2, will this decision by EA compel you to buy the game or will you wait and see if their cunning plan wil come to light.