Disney not happy with Battlefront 2 loot box situation
Lootboxes have been the topic of discussion since it was revealed that Battlefront 2 would hide most desirable content behind them. Even developers like Blizzard jumped on taking blows at EA.
However, a far larger opponent also spoke out. Lucasfilm, owned by Disney and thus the owner of the Star Wars brand, issued a statement to the Washington Post discrediting the system and the game.
“Star Wars has always been about the fans—and whether it’s Battlefront or any other Star Wars experience, they come first. That’s why we support EA’s decision to temporarily remove in-game payments to address fan concerns.”
The call to remove the in-game transactions is how the post describes “to express Disney executives’ unhappiness at how the outrage ‘reflected on their marquee property.'”
While EA has removed transactions, for now, there are talks about them being reinstated once the progression system has been tweaked.
You can read our Battlefront 2 review here.