Battlefront II microtransaction removal: 'no impact' to EA

EA says they'll have 'no material impact' from removing Battlefront II's microtransactions... begging the question: WHY HAVE THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE.

Published Wed, Nov 22 2017 9:52 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

EA seem to be warping in and out of this dimension when it comes to their state of mind over Star Wars: Battlefront II, with the company temporarily removing microtransactions from the game after a mountain of controversy began. We saw headlines of $2100 to fully unlock Battlefront II, or some 4000+ hours of playtime.

Battlefront II microtransaction removal: 'no impact' to EA |

Now the company has released a statement during their recent financial briefing, explaining that they "[don't expect there to be] a material impact on EA's fiscal ear 2018 financial guidance" after turning microtransactions off in Battlefront II. EA is meant to be making investors feel better with this statement, but I can't take it as anything but nasty. Does this mean it doesn't matter if EA didn't charge for microtransactions in Battlefront II, since it clearly has no "material impact" on EA's financials for fiscal year 2018.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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