A petition has popped up pleading with EA to continue to support Star Wars Battlefront II with paid DLC.
Fans are rallying, pleading with DICE to release more content DLC for its failure-turned-success-story, Star Wars Battlefront II. Per a petition, it’s calling for the monolith that is EA to continue support with paid DLC as it saw a content end earlier this year.
Battlefront II ceased its DLC days back in April. This left a bad taste in the mouths of many, enough people to warrant a large petition to be going around over on Change.org. The petition, which has accrued over 60 thousand signatures, is still going strong. That said, it won’t be enough.
Users buried the series when it launched in 2017. Even though its players grew fond of it after much of the egregiously offending behavior was axed, EA just doesn’t seem to see the value in it anymore.
Some places saw this retaliation and desire for paid DLC as ironic as this was the same game riddled with frustrated fans about its controversial inclusion of loot boxes. This game alone sparked a gigantic movement and discussion around the ethics of adding microtransactions into a $60 triple AAA title and whether it should be disclosed on ESRB ratings as some deem it gambling.
In the end, it is being taken into consideration in the rating process and is on boxes after lengthy calls for them to do so. With it being the posterchild of this action, though, it led to a petition that was signed by well over how many has signed this recent one. To the tune of over 200 thousand, actually.
We missed our chance to save Star Wars Battlefront II
In response to a large sum of people reaching out, DICE producer, Ben Walke, decided to throw some shade. He expressed how it isn’t their call to make. He also “loved” the fact that – at the time – 30 thousand people signed the petition to keep the franchise alive as opposed to the 200 thousand or more that signed the opposite one back in 2017.
You keep posting this to me but I'm not sure what you want me to do with this? The team has seen it, but it's not our call. I really love that almost 30k of you have signed it, but over 200k signed the alternative petition to this 2.5 years ago. Perspective.
— Ben Walke (@BenWalke) May 10, 2020
This isn’t stopping the petition as it continues to pick up steam to chug along to its – now – 75 thousand signature goal. It is likely to be a fruitless endeavor, though. Petitions don’t have the best track record, especially in the games industry. Even so, feel free to sign the petition, maybe if it gets comparable signatures, EA will consider continuing the franchise
What do you think? Are you disappointed in Star Wars Battlefront II not having any more new content? Are you fine with that? What’re your thoughts on this?