Did Disney Make The Call On Pulling Star Wars Battlefront II Microtransactions?
We were made aware of the update the evening before our review of Battlefront II went live, so we were thankfully able to incorporate that information into the assessment. The game’s economy and progression system still need to be ironed out, but at least this is a start toward making an otherwise great game better. In case this is all news to you, one of the major rubs with players was the fact that loot boxes include items that literally affect a player’s stats. Since loot boxes could be purchased with real-world money, that made the game quite literally pay to win. Sure, there’s no telling how much those stat boosts actually affected gameplay, but that’s precisely the kind of content you don’t really want to include in a $60 game where folks have the ability to drop more money to purchase more upgrades.