Over the weekend we heard Disney’s input towards the Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions fiasco, and today we’ve heard Lucasfilm’s stance on the issue.
In an article for The Washington Post, a spokesperson for Lucasfilm stated that:
“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.”
With the previous statements we’ve head from Disney regarding the issue, and this weeks revelation that the game’s sales are down 61%, despite prior statements that the issue would not effect sales, it seems EA has rather a lot of heat on their heads. With The Last Jedi set to open in UK cinemas on December 14, its understandable as to why there has been such pressure on EA to remove such a controversial addition to the title.
[amazon_textlink asin=’B072R3PR8Q’ text=’Star Wars Battlefront 2‘ template=’ProductLink’ store=’n3rdabl3-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’ee097656-cf6a-11e7-8089-bb93e483e006′] is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.