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Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled

There's an "Update on Star Wars Battlefront II" on the Electronic Arts website from Oskar Gabrielson, the GM of DICE (thanks PC Invasion). He announces that they have felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out they were not buying SWBF2. As a result of the outcry they are temporarily disabling real-money purchases in the Star Wars action sequel until they can work out how to make them more palatable and less Palpatine. As a result, all progression in the game will require actually progressing in the game, though it sounds like the allure of the dark side will eventually bring the return of microtransactions. Here's the announcement, which begins with some sort of Jedi mind trick thanking fans for raking them over the coals over this:

Thank you to everyone in our community for being the passionate fans that you are.

Our goal has always been to create the best possible game for all of you – devoted Star Wars fans and game players alike. We’ve also had an ongoing commitment to constantly listen, tune and evolve the experience as it grows. You’ve seen this with both the major adjustments, and polish, we have made over the past several weeks.

But as we approach the worldwide launch, it's clear that many of you feel there are still challenges in the design. We’ve heard the concerns about potentially giving players unfair advantages. And we’ve heard that this is overshadowing an otherwise great game. This was never our intention. Sorry we didn’t get this right.

We hear you loud and clear, so we’re turning off all in-game purchases. 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.

We have created a game that is built on your input, and it will continue to evolve and grow. Star Wars Battlefront II is three times the size of the previous game, bringing to life a brand new Star Wars story, space battles, epic new multiplayer experiences across all three Star Wars eras, with more free content to come. We want you to enjoy it, so please keep your thoughts coming. And we will keep you updated on our progress.

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17. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Real-Money Transactions Disabled Nov 17, 2017, 01:14 NewMaxx
 
As someone who used to read Electronic Arts on his C64 screen...you have failed your mission statement.  
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