I wasn't surprised when I heard about this earlier.
A linear single player game, even with the Star Wars branding attached to it, isn't likely to have the kind of return on investment that EA is interested in.
JerrodDRagon wrote:I like want to cancel my Battlefront Pre Order now....like fuck EA
Given how often you rail against all of the things that are demonstrably present in that (season passes, lootboxes, microtransactions, pay to win mechanics) I'm surprised to see that you aren't just buying battlefront, but you're preordering it. You don't really put your money where your mouth is, do you?
gwnner wrote:This whole thing reminds me of when everyone wanted wanted their own World of Warcraft. These companies just flew in head first, not realising that only so many gamers wanted these types of games, and that they can only really commit to playing one of them. I can see this blowing up in EA's face. They're not just making this Star Wars game into a Destiny type thing, they're also giving us Anthem too.
Yeah there is a possibility of that happening. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out in the long run for them.
Ummm I pre ordered it before the Pay to Win stuff, I loved the Prequel book and was really excited for the story but now....I don't know.
I rented Shadow of war, but didn't buy any loot boxes. Might have to Rent Star Wars as well and see how bad it all is.
Also I'm not against Season Passes, I've bought each one from Nintendo because they are 20 bucks and a good deal of content.
I'm against 40+ dollars season passes because they never give you another game's worth of content.
Also as Greg said might be better to buy games sometimes with lootboxes and just buy none and be someone they see who beats games without buying loot boxes.
But now, no clue. I don't want to Give EA money to renting the game seems best