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. Loot boxes have also taken quite a bit of heat in not only Battlefront II but other games as well, and that's precisely the area that the Gaming Commission will be digging into. However, previous rulings have dismissed the classification of gambling for loot box and microtransactions in video games because you are never at risk of walking away with nothing, there is always some kind of in-game reward, no matter how insignificant it may be.
No doubt other similar organisations around the world will be looking into their findings with interest.
In the statement, EA said, "Creating a fair and fun game experience is of critical importance to EA".
The problem in the opinion of commission director Peter Naessens is that you firstly don't know what you're buying, and this may then affect how well you can play the game. Players can also earn crates through playing the game and not spending any money at all. I'm actually having artists and designers walk up to me today showing me cosmetic stuff they really want to get out there. "Once obtained, players are always guaranteed to receive content that can be used in game".
According to reports, fans of the "Star Wars Battlefront" series are enraged by the fact that numerous major characters from the original game will no longer be playable in the new game.
While unlikely, the worst case would see EA forced to pay a substantial fine and remove the game from sale. Fan site, Star Wars Gaming already did the calculations as to how much money - or time - a player had to invest in the latest Battlefront title to unlock everything, with it tallying up to a massive $2,100, or over 4,500 hours.
Loot boxes in EA's "Star Wars Battlefront II" is now being investigated by Belgium's gambling regulators.
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