Over the past few months, there were multiple rumors regarding EA’s relationship with Disney in regards to the loot crates and microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II. Specifically in the sense that Disney got in EA’s ear regarding changing the scenarios and costs of the loot crates in the game itself. Yesterday, however, EA put those rumors to rest regarding Star Wars Battlefront II, and their relationship with Disney during the quarterly earnings call.
Paraphrasing, EA CEO Andrew Wilson had this to say regarding the rumors:
“You shouldn’t believe everything you read in the press. We have a tremendous relationship with Disney and we have built a great library of games together. We have been very proactive in that relationship in the service of our players.”
He continued on stating that,
“We have no doubt that we will receive our support from Disney. There is no one size fits all when it comes to events and live services. We must always build on a foundation of player choice. We didn’t set out to build a feature set to be perceived to be anything else but fair but we are doubling down to ensure that we do.”
So it sounds like everything was changed based directly from fan feedback which is encouraging for fans of the Star Wars Battlefront II series. Moving forward it will be interesting to see the relationship between Disney and EA in regards to Star Wars. The Respawn Star Wars title will be coming down the pipeline as well by Fiscal Year 2020 (March 2020 at the latest) according to EA during their earnings call. Much more Star Wars is on the way, so you’ll want to make sure you keep it locked to Mammoth Gamers for all things Star Wars!