With Star Wars: The Last Jedi headed to theaters on December 15th, there are a ton of related product launches to keep the hype train chugging along. One of those related products is EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II, which has seen a lot of criticism due to the additional costs associated with gaining access to iconic characters such as Darth Vader. EA has taken some of this push-back into consideration and have adjusted prices, but many gamers are still cancelling their pre-orders and essentially boycotting the game.
If you thought that would be the only point of contention related to Battlefront II, we have bad news for you. Popular online personality and streamer boogie2988 recently found that the Arcade Mode of Battlefront II restricts the amount of playtime you have before putting you behind a timer. This type of time limit is often found on mobile games as a way to encourage microtransaction sales to bypass the limit. Check out boogie2988’s clip from Twitch.tv below to see his reaction to this limit. Be warned, there is a bit of explicit language in his reaction.
We will have to see if and how EA reacts to this latest revelation. We are fully aware of the saying “There is no such thing as bad publicity”, but at some point it’s just a bit too much.