Battlefront 2 Micro-transactions Expected To Return In Coming Months
- Author: Kyle Peterson Feb 03, 2018,
Feb 03, 2018, 1:47
As opposed to the projected 10 million.
Despite a few setbacks in 2017 with Need for Speed and Star Wars Battlefront, EA still did well thanks to Battlefield 1 and the Federation Internationale de Football Association franchise.
Optional Microtransactions are a way to enhance the gaming experience and if they are properly done then there is nothing wrong with it, EA believes. Overall, earnings per share were $2.22, which was actually above Wall Street's expectations of $2.18 per share. The report reveals that "Star Wars Battlefront 2" has been a disappointment because the video game publisher confirmed that it only sold 9 million copies of the game.
"I would choose my words carefully: you shouldn't believe everything you read in the press", Wilson said.
Investors aren't seeing that as a disaster. This means that the distributor's objective is to debut the game between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020; however, there is always the possibility of a delay.
Likewise, The Sims 4 player base grew despite the game releasing in 2014. This is why EA seems adamant in bringing back microtransactions to "Battlefront 2". While this isn't surprising considering all the hullabaloo over the game's controversial microtransactions, we now know the game has officially underperformed.
Perhaps he was being coy simply because Disney hasn't officially announced the release date yet, or maybe the problems with Battlefront II have cause EA to rethink their plans more thoroughly than they're letting on...
"You should expect we will continue to drive hard against that and ensure, again, we didn't set out.to build a feature set that could be perceived to be anything other than fair".
"We remain committed to the franchise, the team is working diligently on new content and live updates", said Wilson. We are very proactive in relationships in service of our players.