Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes requires $4-5k to get to ‘tip of the spear’

Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes may require players to spend between $4,000-5,000 a year to gain access to the highest tier of rewards in the game. The lead producer of the game made the declaration in response to complaints about certain new characters only being accessible to higher spenders in the free-to-play title.

The lead producer of Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes‘ comments were shared in a Reddit thread, now modified and migrated by r/games due to its editorializing of the comments. In response to the question, “Do you expect people to pay $4-5k to catch up?” lead producer Carrie Gouskos answered via Twitter. “Expect? Yeah, I’d say to some degree. Want? Not for anybody for whom it was unpalatable. What I want is for the people at the tip of the spear to get him, and for most of the next wave of people to get him when he next comes around. More like Traya (without the raid).” Gouskos replied to several other comments and criticisms, indicating past examples as reasons why the studio’s current practices for making certain content available to high spenders first in its F2P game are now in place.

The lead producer’s comments received a wide-range of comments across Reddit and Twitter. Some users pointed to industry practices regarding loot boxes and game addiction. While another commenter indicated that they believed the characters at the center of the recent complaints can be earned without spending cash.

Carrie Gouskos also spoke about receiving complaints from the other side of the argument:

As well as the up and downs of maintaining an open dialogue with the community:

Star Wars games and microtransactions have been at the forefront of gaming conversation this week. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order was announced at the weekend, and Respawn head Vince Zampella was quick to point out the game would have “no microtransactions.”

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is slated to be released on November 15 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.