It’s no secret that the latest Star Wars game from EA, Star Wars: Battlefront II has had some controversy. Hell, even the first Star Wars: Battlefront game was a disappointing experience for everybody. But in the minds of many gamers, Battlefront II was the epitome of corporate greed.
If you have yet to hear any of the controversy, our own Cam Clark has covered it extensively in the past, but I’ll do my best to sum it up in a couple sentences. The game focused too much on micro-transactions and play-to-win mechanics, meaning they penalized players too much for not paying. Rather than have reasonable progression, they clearly slanted things so that it’s far too tempting to pay a few extra bucks for that upgrade, and too much of a grind to work for it.
So what does this means for Disney’s relationship with EA? Will they continue on this path, correcting things go? After all, EA did freely snag the license to develop and publish games in the franchise back in 2013.
According to Cinelinx, Lucasfilm is upset with this, and is also upset with the lack of Star Wars games coming in the near future, and are looking for other options. They have apparently had discussions with EA, pretty much chastising them for these problems, and they’ve reportedly reached out to other big companies like Ubisoft and Activision about making Star Wars games.
Now, what about the license deal? The outlet isn’t entirely sure, but it sounds like there’s an addendum that allows Disney to pull said license if they aren’t happy with certain standards or conditions.
What do you think of this? Should Disney pull and run from EA? Let us know your thoughts down below!
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