Star Wars Battlefront 2 cancels in-game purchases

Star Wars Battlefront 2 cancels in-game purchases

Last-minute change ditches microtransactions

 In a surprising reversal of current trends in the gaming industry, EA just announced that they are canceling real-world in-game microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2. 

This announcement comes at the end of a harsh week for Battlefront 2. The entire internet spent the week heaping criticism on the upcoming game for its economy and progression system, which were originally planned to be very "pay to win." Among other things, this resulted in the most downvoted comment in Reddit history.

Originally, EA added a system of in-game currency called crystals, which players could purchase with real-world money. Crystals could then be used to unlock upgrades and characters. 

In response to the backlash, EA removed the ability to buy crystals for cash, and instead patched in the ability for players to earn crystals through in-game activities, so that "all progression will be earned through gameplay.

However, EA is planning to return the microtransactions to the game at a later date.