F-R-E-E. When those four letters are attached to something that we want or need, it doesn’t get much better than that. We learned that Electronic Arts will be providing players of Star Wars Battlefront II with free content via their Seasons component which debuts with content from director Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi. However, if you have a little dark side in you and want to “choose the quick and easy path” to speed up your progression in the game, Battlefront II will also feature content available through the use of microtransactions as revealed by design director Niklas Fegraeus in an article posted on GameSpot.
Although Battlefront II won’t have a DLC pass, EA will still make more money from the game beyond game sales alone. The game will offer microtransactions for people who want to speed up their progress, Fegraeus confirmed.
“When you want to progress and get stuff, you can either play the game and when you play you earn the in-game currency, and with that you can spend towards whatever you want,” he told us. “If you want to accelerate that, if you can’t play for a week, you can purchase that. The important thing is everything can be earned [through gameplay]. If you’re someone who spends time on the game, we love you, do your thing, do what you want to do. If you don’t have the time, you can spend money and we love you as well. It’s your choice.”
Fegraeus also assured fans that Battlefront II won’t allow players to pay to win.
“No, it’s not about buying the winning item,” he said. “That’s not how it works. No one can say, ‘I’m going to spend my zillion dollars and then I’m going to dominate.’ That’s not how it works.”