In the past few weeks, complaints against microtransactions in AAA games have reached a crescendo, with anger directed towards EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II, Monolith’s Middle-earth: Shadow of War and more recently, Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII for their inclusion of paid loot boxes. Continue reading Opinion: Is it time to raise the price of video games?
Following player ire regarding Star Wars Battlefront II‘s implementation of loot box and XP progression systems during the game’s last beta period, Electronic Arts and developer DICE have announced a re-balancing of both systems in time for launch. Continue reading EA and DICE retool Star Wars Battlefront II‘s loot box and progression systems
Electronic Arts have closed the doors on in-house developer Visceral Games. The publisher announced the closure in a blog post from executive vice president Patrick Söderlund, along with the news that they would be making rather sweeping changes to Visceral’s still unnamed Star Wars adventure game. Continue reading EA shutters Visceral Games, in-development Star Wars title delayed indefinitely
This week we had the chance to explore the open beta version of Star Wars Battlefront II, which featured a limited range of maps and modes to explore, as well as new characters, weapons and a whole lot of loot. Chief among the modes present was the ultra fun Strike Mode, which allowed players to take on the roles of either the First Order or the rebels in their attempt to defend or rescue an ancient artefact. As well as Strike Mode, the beta played host to other challenges, such as the Galactic and Starfighter Assaults and co-op Arcade mode. Here’s a few things that we learned in our time with the game. Continue reading Our first impressions from the Star Wars Battlefront II beta
It’s well-known by now that Star Wars Battlefront 2 is looking to pull content from every corner of Star Wars canon with its multiplayer offerings. The game’s latest trailer out of Gamescom 2017, packed with fighter craft, some familiar, some lore deep cuts, only further confirms this. Continue reading Gamescom 2017: Star Wars Battlefront 2 drops new Starfighter Assault trailer, features literally every ship ever
EA has brought Star Wars: Battlefront 2 to it’s E3 2017 press conference, showing a new trailer and a first look at it’s multiplayer. Continue reading E3 2017: Star Wars Battlefront II unveils new trailer and multiplayer footage
Electronic Arts have indicated their intention to release a sequel to 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront in time for the holidays next year. The news comes as EA hosted its annual investor conference call earlier this week. Continue reading EA indicates Star Wars Battlefront 2 will debut in late 2017