EA Loses $3 BILLION Over Star Wars Battlefront 2

Game News: EA Loses $3 BILLION Over Star Wars Battlefront 2

EA's having a tough time convincing people to buy Battlefront 2. Following the game's troubled launch, EA's value has dropped $3 billion. But they're still convinced they're on the right track.

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  • Thebluerayxx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ray

    2 weeks ago

    I love how everyone shits on the game because heroes can fight each other outside of their era and that isn't cannon, but they want a glitter pink Darth Vader and think that's just fine.

  • mastermb FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Master Megabyte

    2 weeks ago

    I used to have Origin Access. I cancelled the subscription, listing their micro-transaction fiasco as the reason why they would no longer get money from me. 

  • Meiluy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold HNTR Green

    2 weeks ago

    I sincerely hope Anthem isn't touched by EA's current mindset... I'm really looking forward to it, but right now I'm scared it's going to just be Destiny 2 with a different skin...

    • MJB328 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blue Team RULES!!!!!!!!!

      2 weeks ago

      your naive to think they wont. They cancelled the visceral Star wars game to make another Star wars themed casino so they could rake in even more microtransactions.

    • RiverRunning

      2 weeks ago

      Anthem is f****d... sorry :(

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    Pink Darth Vader would be great.  

    This doesn't surprise me at all coming from EA.

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eric Hohoho! Vela

    2 weeks ago

    My response to EA would be:

    ~1:50: ... and there are those who have money and time and those who have neither and players who fall all along those axes (which is the unfortunate plural of axis and axe, but I mean the plural of axis here). Their business model caters to two highly specific demographics out of the entire spectrum. Star Wars spans across nerdom and beyond. There is no "just two kinds" of Star Wars people. EA is showing that it either doesn't understand or doesn't care about players while Star Wars succeeds best when it caters to the fans and suffers greatly when it doesn't. *cough* *lucas* *prequel* *cough*


    ~2:30: The example of a non-canon pink Darth Vader is a poor excuse.

    A) There are oodles of other opportunities for visual customization.

    B) There are ways to customize while not stretching canon too much.

    C) As Ashley stated: They already break canon with their fictional scenarios.

    EA is showing that it either doesn't understand or doesn't care about players while Star Wars has always excelled with players customizing their own experience cosmetically throughout games in the past.


    ~3:40: ... and that's the rub. People are still buying, playing, and buying some more. EA doesn't need to understand nor care about players if players are still going to buy, play, and buy some more anyway.


    ~6:45: Star Wars has always been about the story first. It would seem that their Battlefront reboot taught EA nothing with the outcry for a campaign experience (that was only partially implemented in the reboot's sequel by my understanding).


    ~7:15: Too bad that Disney can't "cut the bridge" because Disney could make a lot more money with a game publisher who understands and cares about Star Wars fans. I think Disney knows that, but I can't help but think that they're stuck in a bad deal with EA (as has happened with everyone who has ever dealt with EA).


    In the end, I would reconcile EA's words and actions with the summary of "We heard you. We just don't care."


    It's sad that developers poor their hearts and souls into a project only for EA to say, "We need it to make more money so we're going to change it," and a product is released that's not in the spirit of what the developers wanted to make because EA is the overlord and master of all things under them. This puts a blemish on the developers who probably didn't want to do it that way. Their only option is to get cut loose and risk going without food while trying to find work after yet another EA debacle.


    EA is hurting player experiences, developers, and all their business partners (like Disney). They must have some really good lawyers or are really good at blackmailing people into doing business with them. They make money, but they could make so much more if they would put forth the effort to actually care. Then, everyone would benefit. (Apathy is the root of all evils in the world.)