EA has responded to the Battlefront 2 controversy, reducing its credits by as much as 75% in the wake of the huge amount of controversy the game has generated over the past few days.
DICE executive producer John Wasilczyk posted the update today, revealing that Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker would no longer be priced at 60,000 credits, while the other top-flight heroes would also be reduced. The update reads:
"So, we’re reducing the amount of credits needed to unlock the top heroes by 75%. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will now be available for 15,000 credits; Emperor Palpatine, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa for 10,000 credits; and Iden at 5,000 credits. Based on what we’ve seen in the trial, this amount will make earning these heroes an achievement, but one that will be accessible for all players.
It's a big change, and it’s one we can make quickly. It will be live today, with an update that is getting loaded into the game.
We’ve also been listening to how much you’re loving features in the game (Starfighter Assault, 40 player MP battles, Darth Maul lightsaber throws, etc.) as well as what you haven’t liked. We know some of our most passionate fans, including those in our subreddit, have voiced their opinions, and we hear you. We’re making the changes to the credit levels for unlocking heroes and we’re going to keep making changes to improve the game experience over time. We welcome the conversation."
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 producer also revealed that DICE would be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Wednesday, in which they will likely attempt to address more concerns players have regarding the upcoming game, and continue to smooth over the volatile reaction to the game ahead of its launch.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set for launch on November 17th, though the game is currently available to play on EA Access. The update will be pushed to Battlefront 2 later today.