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originally posted by: SpeakerofTruth
I have said for some time that the gaming industry's push for multiplayer, micro-transactions, loot boxes and trying to phase out single player games, would have a detrimental impact. Now it seems it has all come to a feverish head. Gamers, from all walks of life have said, "enough is enough."
In response to the hellstrom, EA has announced TEMPORARILY shutting down all micro-transactions for BattleFront 2.
Here are a couple videos discussing the issue.
Gamers have had enough
Judging by EA's reputation, this probably is only a ploy to get people to buy the game only for micro-transactions to be re-entered at a later date. The only consolation we, as gamers, can take from this is that we do have an impact on the industry.
To me, the only way to keep this industry from crashing is to get rid of micro-transactions and save the single player experience. Otherwise, I see another gaming crash in the not too distant future. Keep pushing gamers. Now is not the time to relax.