Star Wars Battlefront 2: No Season Pass
It seems that EA has decided to do away with a Season Pass this time around for upcoming game StarWars: Battlefront 2. Instead, the creative director for the game Bernd Diemer has told Mashable that EA plans on doing “something different” instead.
What that means exactly remains a mystery, as Bernd went on to state that he “cannot talk about the specifics of this, but we have something different in mind that will allow you to play longer, be [more] invested in the game without having a fragmented community,”. That said, it looks like we will be kept in the dark as to what these changes will be for a little while more.
To those of us who played the last Battlefront I’m sure we can all guess as to what Bernd means by fragmentation. As the community became fractured by those who bought, and didn’t buy the game’s extra content. This difference meant that only select people were able to play with the game’s full community, while others were limited to certain maps. This in turn made made matchmaking a bit more difficult.
That said, it’s easy to see how a community might start to fall apart if only say half of it has bought the dlc component. Especially in a game that markets itself as a multiplayer experience. It seems that Bernd and his cohorts agree with the issue, as he stated that “When we looked at the way Battlefront had evolved over its lifetime, with the DLC and everything, we decided, ‘You know what? For this type of game, season passes are not the best thing. We need to [take it apart] and come up with something better”.
While we don’t know what will be replacing the DLC content, it does seem that EA is trying, for once, to listen to fans in this regard and patch the issue. However whether or not it will be a good fix remains to be seen – so let’s just keep our fingers and toes crossed.
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