EA might have slashed Star Wars Battlefront II's character credit cost by 75 percent after the backlash it received from gamers outraged by its money-making strategy in its Battlefront sequel, however, it seems like the publisher's decision are doing very little to pacify the angry mob.
Gamers have been downvoting EA's vague answers to their concerns in today's Star Wars Battlefront II Ask-Me-Anything session on Reddit, and now CNBC reports that analysts are worrying that all this controversy surrounding the game might serve as a risk to its sales.
"We see recent controversies as a potential risk for unit sales vs buy-side expectations, although EA has conservative estimates for Battlefront Live Services," analyst Justin Post told the site.
Star Wars Battlefront II might have great reviews in terms of gameplay and graphics, however, it seems gamer's perception of the game is changing drastically because of the contention surrounding it.
"Early reviews have been impacted by negative sentiment around a character progression system that publications and consumers believe overemphasize microtransactions," analyst Michael Olson noted. "We believe review scores for a game like Star Wars Battlefront are less important, given the strength of the Star Wars brand, but recognize the negative sentiment is a challenge."
With so much risk at hand, we wonder whether EA will finally listen to its fanbase and make some meaningful changes to its system of progression and its microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II.
Star Wars Battlefront II releases on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC this Friday, November 17.