I called it! I fucking called it! I knew that this would happen. Everything that I saw about the development of the new Battlefront told me that this was going to be another flagship series. I bet that EA was singing when they got the rights to this game. The corporate pieces of shit who run that company must have known that this was the best thing that could have possibly happened to them. So they released a game that was stripped down to the bare necessities. So they could sell you the stuff that was already supposed to be in the game as DLC. I fucking knew it! It’s too easy to not see it coming from a mile away. What’s more, it is taking what could have eventually become something special and ruining it.
EA just announced that a sequel to Battlefront is already in development. You know, when they haven’t even finished the game that is already out. Of course. Because if we don’t make this into another yearly franchise, then what’s the point? Am I right? Just like Ubsioft and Activision have done. Here it is, happening again. I guess that everyone should have seen it coming. Because if there is a fandom whose nostalgia can be exploited, then you know that these companies are going to be all over it, just like the greedy sacks of shit that they are.
What is it about these companies? Why do they have to take things that have potential and promise and ruin them like this? Why do they have to take all the heart and soul in games that have it in droves, and dash it against the wall this way? I genuinely don’t understand. I watched it happen with Assassin’s Creed. A game about exploring parts of history and going through various cultures. A game about experiencing worlds and parkouring around. It wasn’t that hard a concept. But because Ubisoft is a bunch of greedy cunts, they had to make sure that we sucked on their money-grubbing tits. Naturally.
The thing that gets to me is – is this a sign of the industry? Are companies unable to survive unless they are making yearly sequels? Is the gaming industry so hard-pressed for cash that games that they have to have giant cash-grabs every year, the companies are unable to be financially solvent? That worries me. That worries me a lot. Why? Because this can’t be sustainable. All of these games have microtransactions. All of the sequels to Star Wars: Battlefield will have a Season’s Pass, and probably microtransactions as well. What is going on in the industry? I am genuinely worried that the industry is going to have a major collapse. This can’t be healthy. This can’t be good for consumers.
And get this – none of the sequels to this mediocre boredom will tie into the new films. At all. Why, that would require some kind of story mode! Can’t have that! Then this game couldn’t be cranked out every fucking year! Fucking EA and DICE! But I guess none of us should be surprised. This is their MO. This has been their business model forever. Each and every one of these yearly-cranked sequels will have a Season’s Pass, and little ways for them to nickel and dime you. So maybe people won’t notice that these games are a waste of the license that they were given, made with the thought – let’s make money! Lots and lots of money!
When will gamers stop settling for this? When will we do the only thing that we realistically can do – vote with our wallets. Do NOT buy these games! If you must, buy them used, so EA and DICE don’t get anymore money than they absolutely must. Don’t buy the DLC. Don’t buy the Season’s Pass. Do not give these people money for releasing mediocre, unfinished games! Don’t do it! We need to stand together on this! Because something has to be done. A message must be sent.
Pretty much every review I saw acknowledges that Star Wars: Battlefield was not up to the standards of the predecessor that I refuse to name (they don’t belong in the same article). They all try and desperately separate themselves from it. Even then, the game had so little content that it is something you can get through in an hour or two. No campaign. No space battles. No features. It’s all such a joke. But it looks and sounds like Star Wars, so it’s okay. Right? Wrong! This is bullshit, and should not be tolerated. Unfinished games are wrong!
EA has the rights to an awesome IP. They could have turned this into something spectacular. Something special. Something that would keep people coming back for years. But no, they know that people won’t be coming back, so they are making this into a yearly cash-grab, until the nostalgia has finally dried up, and just like Call of Duty, everyone is wondering why they bother.
Fuck you, EA. Fuck you, DICE. This is bullshit. Money-grubbing bullshit. I knew it would happen, and it still annoys all the same. If this is what the industry has become, then maybe it should just collapse already, and let that be that.
Until next time, a quote,
“The Lord of Light wants his enemies burned. The Drowned God wants them drowned. Why are all the gods such vicious cunts?” -Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones