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They lost at least 77,000 pre orders. That's $42 million in US dollars. They learned their lesson and pulled all loot boxes. I swear to god, if they pull this with the next battlefield, someone will die. 

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14 hours ago, MDtransplant757 said:

They lost at least 77,000 pre orders. That's $42 million in US dollars. They learned their lesson and pulled all loot boxes. I swear to god, if they pull this with the next battlefield, someone will die. 


They already had a similar, if not worse, system in the new Need for Speed that came out on Nov. 10th.  It has a literal slot machine. lol

need-for-speed-payback-screenshot-2017.1

 

I would say, prepare to be enraged when the next Battlefield comes out.

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5 hours ago, Elbren said:


They already had a similar, if not worse, system in the new Need for Speed that came out on Nov. 10th.  It has a literal slot machine. lol

need-for-speed-payback-screenshot-2017.1

 

I would say, prepare to be enraged when the next Battlefield comes out.

D’oh. And I love BF too. It’ll probably be 1944. Aaauuuggghh

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EA just started their (closed?) beta for UFC 3, which comes out in February, and it basically has the same system in place that Battlefront II and Need for Speed had.  Good to see EA is listening to their customer base. lol

 

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None of this surprises me. EA has been this way for a long while. It's unfortunate, but honestly they spend so much time on this stuff they neglect the actual game itself.

MVP baseball was one of the best series I ever played, but those days are long, long gone.

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This is from last week, but I haven't had a chance to post it.  EA Chief Financial Officer  Blake Jorgensen commenting on why EA went w/ a pay2win model instead of just selling cosmetics, like Overwatch.  He essentially blames Disney and Star Wars canon.

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The one thing we're very focused on and they're extremely focused on is not violating the canon of Star Wars. It's an amazing brand that's been built over many, many years. So if you did a bunch of cosmetic things, you might start to violate the canon. Darth Vader in white probably doesn't make sense, versus in black. Not to mention you probably don't want Darth Vader in pink. No offense to pink, but I don't think that's right in the canon.

 

Interesting comments considering the LAST Battlefront they made had cosmetics in it.  Also, the very same day he made these comments, someone datamining the PC version of the game found that there was already a full menu system in the game for cosmetics.  Go figure.

 

Jorgensen also had this to say about the future of micro transactions (MTX) at EA.

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We pulled off on the MTX, because the real issue the consumer had was they felt it was a pay-to-win mechanic. The reality is there are different types of players in games. Some people have more time than money, and some people have more money than time. You want to always balance those two.

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We're not giving up on the notion of MTX.  We're learning and listening to the community in terms of how best to roll that out in the future, and there's more to come as we learn more. But I would say we're certainly not changing our strategy. We think the strategy of deeply engaging games, keeping the community together, and allowing people to play those games with new content coming via events over time is critical to the future of our business. We feel like we've nailed that in the sports games, and we'll continue to try and find the best model that works in the non-sports games.

 

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Apple has changed their policy for posting games to their App Store. Companies must now be upfront and post the odds on any/all loot crates or similar randomized loot boxes.  Similar to China's law.

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