Gamers angry with EA over loot box transactions are hailing this sight as ‘beautiful’.
People refused to buy it out of protest after so many kicked up a fuss about a feature that allows players to skip levels and unlock high-ranking characters by paying for them.
Complaints have led to the complete removal of in-game purchases, although not forever.
Gamers have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. By which we mean that EA has listened to fan complaints and completely removed micro-transactions.
According to website VentureBeat, Disney boss Bob Iger had to phone EA boss Andrew Wilson in order to make it clear that the company was not happy with all the bad publicity the game, and ultimately the Star Wars brand, was getting.
The whole situation brings to mind the unveiling of the Xbox One, which was met with such dislike by fans that Microsoft was forced to change almost every element of their plans for the console.
So for everyone that complained to EA, who cancelled their pre-order for Battlefront II, and otherwise made their anger known (in a civil manner) congratulations: you may have changed the course of video game history.
The victory is not entirely complete though as loot boxes are still in the game, since they’re indelibly tied to the progression system. EA has insisted that micro-transactions will return, once they’ve worked out how to make them fairer.
The game itself was recently released, and you can find our review here. It is now, thankfully, outdated in terms of how it describes the loot box system.