he gaming company EA has come under fire from fans recently. Since the release of Star Wars Battlefront II, players noticed that, even though the game cost around £50, EA was still trying to get money out of the players by using loot crates.
The only way to get new abilities and weapons in Battlefront 2 is from opening these loot crates, bought either with in-game currency or real-world currency or gifted to you for various reasons. Either you randomly receive the ability or weapon directly from the loot crate, or you randomly receive an amount of scrap to go towards eventually crafting it - although scrap costs are high and amounts received torturously low.
Although EA answered our prayers by giving us a campaign mode, they've still not kept us happy with this whole loot crate thing and it seems to be happening a lot lately in their games.
Those who haven't been living under a rock for the past few weeks will know that Zoella had annoyed her fans with the price of her Xmas calendar. After such poor feedback from the public, Boots knocked the price down to £25 and maybe that's what EA need to do. Maybe if we stop buying from EA, they'll have no choice but to stop ripping us off.
Regardless, right now they need to find a way around allowing players to gain these loot crates by playing the game and earning them, not having to buy them. Surely, there should always be that option, escpecially since the game costs so much in the first place.
If they don't fix this, the problem will get worse and those who have the game will either sell it back to places like GAME or CeX, while those who don't have the game will be put off from buying it after hearing all the poor feedback.
But, that's all i can really say on this topic. What do you think EA should do?