One of the biggest controversies in gaming last year was the release of Star Wars Battlefront II. On one hand, the game was highly anticipated, and early trailers and revealed proved that EA and DICE were living up to their word of bringing the Battlefront series back to true prominence without leaving anything out (I.E. the story mode). But, the moment the beta for the game came out, things started to get noticed, and not in the good way. There was a MASSIVE microtransaction system that was basically Pay-2-Win. Add to that, the progression system was brutal.
How brutal? Well, if you wanted to get everything the game had to offer (weapons, Hero characters, and more), you would essentially have to play the game non-stop for half a year, give or take. Fans revolted, and sales were drastically affected because of it. However, EA did make some steps to try and rectify the situation, and now, those steps are becoming more clear.
EA released a statement today saying that an “overhaul” of the progression system was coming in March. What’s more, they dubbed this overhaul “significant”, as well as stating that it will “address many of the things” that players and critics noted were wrong with the game.
Now, how exactly that’ll all play out is a mystery, and we’ve seen in the past that just because EA promises something good, doesn’t mean it’ll actually happen the way we think it should. But, we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed for now.
In the meantime, a new mode called “Jetpack Cargo” is apparently coming in February, and it’ll put eight players into groups of four and have them battle it out in high-intensity and fast-paced action. If we hear more about the mode or the overhaul in March, we’ll let you know.