Battlefront 2 loot box controversy hits EA where it hurts — Star Wars

21 Novembre, 2017, 15:47 | Auteur: Phil Beauvilliers
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In the wake of Star Wars: Battlefront 2's bungled microtransactions implementation, one analyst has adopted a controversial stance. The easiest thing to keep a track of is your character level.

Wingren's argument is that games offer tremendous value for money on a cost-per-hour basis. The numbered top ten list is as follows: Call of Duty: WW2, Star Wars Battlefront II, FIFA 18, Pokemon Ultra Sun, Pokemon Ultra Moon, Assassin's Creed Origins, The Sims 4, LA Noire Remastered, Super Mario Odyssey, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. Even companies that have had no previous interest in microtransactions are now vowing that all future titles will carry them. The environments are lovingly designed and packed full of detail, whether you're in the burning forests of Endor, or strafing above Star Destroyers and the remnants of the Death Star in space: everything screams Star Wars. When the reboot of Star Wars Battlefront launched, fans were treated to a graphics spectacle, experiencing firsthand what it was like to be at the center of Star Wars.

Wingren said if a gamer spent $60 to buy the game, paid an additional $20 per month for loot boxes and played around 2.5 hours a day for one year, it works out at roughly 40 cents per hour of gaming time.

"But as we approach the worldwide launch, it's clear that many of you feel there are still challenges in the design". EA will need to do a lot more in order to gain the good graces of gamers again. A higher P/S ratio means that the market is willing to pay for each dollar of annual sales and a better benchmark is to compare with industry average. These classes are all uniquely effective and make for a much more balanced team and loadout as opposed to all players using whatever is considered the best weapon. While the dogpiling has been intense, we'll politely disagree with Wingren here - ever since Middle-earth: Shadow of War revealed its controversial loot boxes, this kind of backlash has been coming.

This is a big ask considering you have just paid full price for the game.