What is clear, however, is that the company is committed to evolving the Star Wars Battlefront 2 experience for gamers. But although that removal was meant to be temporary, new comments from EA suggest that it could end up being permanent.
Speaking during the 37th NASDAQ Investor Conference this week, Blake Jorgensen, EA's CFO, said the publishing powerhouse has yet to make a decision on whether or not the controversial feature will be re-implemented.
After the lengthy Star Wars Battlefront II debacle, it looks like EA has learned a very valuable lesson when making games in the future.
It's not hard to see why EA may consider dropping microtransactions from the game altogether.
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It's worth noting that the outcry and media coverage of SWBF2's "progression system" and microtransactions did cause EA's stock value to drop over $3 billion.
"We believe that the loyalty of the Star Wars fan base, the game's appeal as a holiday gift, and the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15th will result in the sales of the game bouncing back", financial and investment firm Wedbush Securities believes. He didn't elaborate any further according to Glixel, but clearly the topic is more up for debate at EA HQ than people may have assumed.
What consumers don't want is a business model that seems to exploit their time, money, and their goodwill, which is what EA was accused of doing when the Battlefront 2 microtransactions were first revealed.
After what will go down in history as one of the rockiest launches of all time, Battlefront 2 is still receiving tweaks and fixes for its altered systems.