news\ Nov 20, 2017 at 4:20 pm

Lucasfilm releases statement on Star Wars: Battlefront 2 microtransaction debacle

That's a load of nothing.

After the Belgian Gaming Commission decided to look into whether Star Wars: Battlefront 2's loot crates qualify as gambling and the public backlash to the game's loot crate tied progression system, EA decided to temporarily pull the in-game purchase options from the game.

The silence after the drama has allowed EA time to decide how they will re-implement the microtransactions, allowed analysts to begin releasing their opinions on the situation, and given room for Lucasfilm to release a statement on the drama.

Lucasfilm spokesperson released a statement to the Washington Post on the debacle and it's a fairly textbook press statement.

“Star Wars has always been about the fans — and whether it’s Battlefront II 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.”

It's a fairly PR friendly reply from the studio whose films are tied to the game.
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