Personality messages Peter Moore talks about loot boxes in EA games
Keep in mind that four years ago there was a specific Star Wars: Battlefront II released in 2017, which, despite its extensive content and many advantages, has been criticized by the press and gamers for its microtransactions and boxes of loot for random rewards. A system that can be compared to gambling and that unfortunately affects the player’s experience. Today Peter Moore, the former president of EA Sports, decided to pull this sensitive topic out of the closet.
In fact, Peter Moore only spoke of on the microphone a few hours ago GamesIndustry.biz Talking about loot boxes and especially the card packs of the Ultimate Team mode of the FIFA saga (which was also the subject of much controversy). So for the former president, Ultimate Team card packs cannot be compared to gambling, but rather to “collecting cigarette cards in the 1920s and 1930s” as they always give you rewards.
You always get something. It’s not like you’ve opened it and there aren’t any players in the pack. It’s a personal point of view, but the concept of surprise and fun versus long-term games is far from each other. Peter Moore, ex-president of EA Sports
For Peter Moore, the enthusiasm of gamers for this reward system shows that users love this system.
The numbers speak for themselves. And if you play it you will love it. One of the only complaints we got about Ultimate Team during my time at EA was when the servers crashed and they couldn’t play to open their packs. Peter Moore
Of course, when we talk about loot boxes, the Star Wars: Battlefront II theme comes back to the fore. Unlike in FUT mode, Peter Moore understands the poor reception of loot boxes from players here. He also welcomes Electronic Arts’ initiative to completely change the game’s monetary system.
EA backed away. They are always good at receiving and considering feedback. Peter Moore
As a reminder, since the many complaints from gamers, Electronic Arts has completely eliminated the microtransactions in the game Star Wars: Battlefront II. Today it is even possible to get the Celebration version, which includes all personalization content directly. The Ultimate Team mode of the FIFA saga is still in full swing despite the recent receipt of a fine from 10 million dollars.
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By Jerome Joffard, Writing from igamesnews.com