EA Confirms Battlefront II Will Reintroduce Monetisation Scheme

EA Unsure When Star Wars Battlefront 3 Will Be Released

At EA's earning call while talking to investors CEO Andrew Wilson and CFO Blake Jorgensen shared their insight on Battlefront 2 performance.

Battlefront 2 sold 9 million copies during the holiday season, which were below expectations because of the loot box controversy.

Although EA point towards the controversy as hitting them in the pocket, the damage was not as bad as you might expect. Overall, net bookings were down $99 billion to $1.971 billion, which was $29 billion below EA's guidance. So, even if it were to come out in the future, it will be after this new Star Wars game.

EA hasn't confirmed whether or not they will make any sweeping changes to Battlefront II's loot box system beyond the price reductions they implemented prior to taking microtransactions offline.

"This was definitely a learning opportunity", he said. EA shares are up 4.8 percent to $123.53 a share in after-hours trading.

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As such, microtransactions are returning to try and boost revenue despite EA hoping to sell between 10-11 million copies by the end of their fiscal year in March. We wanted a game that would meet the needs of the vast and passionate Star Wars fan base, so we designed it with the intent of keeping the community together, and a commitment to continually add content long after launch.

From EA's perspective, Battlefront II's launch was marred by the debate over microtransactions. The only thing we know is that it is an action game that is developed by a team led by Stig Asmussen, a creative best known for his work as director of God of War III.

In it's latest fiscal Q3'18 earnings, EA says it isn't sure when the new Battlefront will release.

EA also reportedly has delayed its Anthem online game from its BioWare studio, along with a source saying it's set aside Dragon Age to focus on it, and it closed Visceral Games in October after concluding that its single-player Star Wars game wasn't resonating during playtesting.

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