HUGE Update Wrapup: This is Bigger than Star Wars: Battlefront 2

EA has been rustling feathers lately with its microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 (release date: November 17). EA posted the most downvoted comment in Reddit history, and want to do an AMA on Wednesday. Disney isn’t happy about this.

Here’s the story update.

Kotaku debunk: https://kotaku.com/the-curious-case-of-the-ea-game-dev-who-said-he-receive-1820474458?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow
EA disables microtransactions: https://twitter.com/eastarwars/status/931332890717143040
DICE AMA: https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/7d4qft/star_wars_battlefront_ii_dice_developer_ama/
Not P2W: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-2017-star-wars-battlefront-2s-dlc-is-free-but-t/1100-6450730/
Xfactorgaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7TmXpCJI8s
LevelCapGaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmRTfxORTtc
Star Card math: https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/7czp4b/it_costs_20_for_an_epic_star_card_or_24_hours_of/
EA on dupes: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2/news/thank-you-beta
$2100: https://www.ea.com/en-gb/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2/news/thank-you-beta
Job math: https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWarsBattlefront/comments/7ddav7/psa_you_advance_faster_in_bf2_by_working_a/
PvZ fired: https://twitter.com/thegeorgefan/status/932996506667204609
CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/15/wall-street-is-getting-worried-social-media-outrage-over-eas-star-wars-game-may-hurt-sales.html
BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42024077
Washington post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2017/11/18/how-a-star-wars-video-game-faced-charges-that-it-was-promoting-gambling/?utm_term=.d381d48e4436&tid=sm_rd
EA: „Not Gambling!“ https://www.gamespot.com/articles/star-wars-battlefront-2s-loot-boxes-are-not-gambli/1100-6454998/
France: https://twitter.com/Jeromedurain/status/931184414909923329
Hawaii: http://ca.ign.com/articles/2017/11/22/us-legislator-wants-to-limit-sale-of-games-with-loot-boxes-in-wake-of-battlefront-ii
ESRB petition: https://www.change.org/p/entertainment-software-rating-board-esrb-make-esrb-declare-lootboxes-as-gambling
Disney v EA: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2017/11/17/report-electronic-arts-backed-off-battlefront-ii-microtransactions-after-disney-put-its-foot-down.aspx
Ben Fritz tweet: https://twitter.com/benfritz/status/931626826086064128
Past cosmetics: https://venturebeat.com/2017/11/17/star-wars-battlefront-ii-almost-had-way-more-overwatch-style-hero-skins/
UK sales down: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-11-20-star-wars-battlefront-2-physical-sales-down-60-per-cent-on-battlefront-1
Digital sales: https://twitter.com/Chris_Dring/status/932558495618134016
Digital sales 2: https://twitter.com/Chris_Dring/status/932550895019143169
Digital sales 3: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-11-20-uk-boxed-charts-disappointing-debut-for-star-wars-battlefront-ii
Wallstreet: https://investorplace.com/2017/11/poor-reception-battlefront-2-reason-to-sell-electronic-arts-stock/view-all/
SEC: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/712515/000071251517000095/form8kfiled20171117.htm

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