Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so, you will most likely have caught wind of the absolute shitstorm that has been Star Wars Battlefront 2. Specifically, the way in which the game treats its micro-transactions and loot crate progression systems.
Lucasfilm have recently addressed the controversy in a statement issued to The Washington Post which reads as follows;
“Star Wars has always been about the fans,” a spokesperson from Lucasfilm stated, “and whether it’s Battlefront or any other Star Wars experience, they come first.”
They continued, “That’s why we support EA’s decision to temporarily remove in-game payments to address fan concerns.”
This of course, follows on from the company’s decision to pull all microtransactions for the game momentarily, in a move that may not have been entirely their own choice.
Last week, Venturebeat reported that the call came instead from Disney CEO Bob Iger via a late night phone-call to EA boss Andrew Wilson.
Stay tuned for more details on this controversy as we receive them and in the meantime, check out our Battlefront II preview, which will be updated with our final thoughts later this week.