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EA says players don’t like linear games anymore

The motivations behind the decision to close Visceral Games and kill its Star Wars title are again in the spotlight. Speaking at the Credit Suisse Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said, as per Games Industry: “As we kept reviewing the game, it continued to look like a style of gaming, …

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 cosmetic system discovered after EA said canon prevented it

A deactivated cosmetics system has been found hidden away in the PC version of Star Wars Battlefront 2. A Redditor has found a currently inaccessible ‘change appearance’ option that allows various characters to rotate between as assortment of skins. The discovery itself would be of limited interest were it not …

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EA share dip wipes $3 billion from publisher’s value

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 controversy is hitting EA’s bottom line. CNBC reports that the company’s share price is down 8.5 per cent so far this month, wiping around $3bn off its value. In contrast, its larger rivals have seen share prices increase, as have the wider markets. It’s not …

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SuperData: Add-on content sales are taking over the traditional one-time purchase model

Revenue from microtransactions in free-to-play PC titles is to reach $22bn (£16.4bn) in 2017 – a 15.7 per cent growth compared to last year, according to SuperData. Meanwhile, revenue from additional content for PC and console games will be on a par with last year, reaching $5bn (£3.7bn), and full …

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Belgium Gaming Commission says loot boxes ARE gambling and wants them banned in Europe

Governments from both sides of the Atlantic have said they intend to take down video games loot boxes. PC Gamer reports that after declaring it was investigating loot boxes last week, the Belgium Gaming Commission has decided that they ARE a form of gambling. Furthermore, as a form of gambling …

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Analyst says gamers are ‘undercharged’ and EA should increase Battlefront 2 prices

In an almost admirable act of overt trolling, one US analyst has argued that EA’s decision to temporarily halt microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 was a mistake. “The handling of the launch by EA has been poor,” KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Evan Wingren, as reported by CNBC. “Despite this, …

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EA adjusts progression in Need for Speed Payback following microtransaction criticism

Such is the scale of the Star Wars Battlefront 2 outcry that another quieter controversy surrounding microtransactions in EA’s Need for Speed Payback has slipped under a lot of people’s radars. The game entered the UK charts at No.4 last week but this week dropped all the way to 11th. …

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