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Star Wars Battlefront 2's premium currency might not return

Andy Chalk
 

Electronic Arts pulled the plug on microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 shortly before its release, but the reprieve was only temporary: DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson said that "the ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date," after EA had made the system a little more palatable for players. Now, however, it appears that they might actually be gone for good. "We turned the MTX off as an opportunity to work on the progression system inside the game. We're continuing to do that.

I think there's an update this week and again next week," CFO Blake Jorgensen said earier this week at the Nasdaq Investor Conference (via Glixel). "Over time we'll address how we will want to bring the MTX either into the game or not and what form we will decide to bring it into. " The controversy over loot boxes in videogames has grown remarkably quickly. In the three weeks since EA disabled the ability to pur

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