Today’s Star Wars Battlefront II Reddit AMA continues to yield some interesting bits for players interested in seeing the game improve and change past launch, including hints that loot boxes could go cosmetic only sometime in the future.
Amid all of the questions about the game, user squishysuishh asked about how DICE plans to repair the backlash and restore trust between the developer and the consumer.
Paul Keslin, the Producer at DICE, revealed that this AMA is just the beginning, and that the company is committed to having an open dialogue with players, even it means that the feedback received is harsh.
Jumping into this AMA is just one of the ways we want to start to repair the bridge to our players. Lots of people told us that we shouldn’t do this this as it wasn’t going to go like we hope it would. That said, we are committed to continuing this dialogue even if we need to face some harsh feedback. We welcome the discussions and criticisms, we’re not just here for the praise (although it is nice to hear!). And we’ll continue to be here, and on our forums, talking to our community as we strive to work with you to make a Star Wars game you enjoy.
My review of Star Wars Battlefront II points out that the shining light of hope in the face of the bad progression system is DICE’s commitment to feedback and making a game for the players and fans.
There is a shining beacon on the horizon. DICE has clearly been taking player feedback to heart. Star Wars Battlefront 2 is entirely a response to feedback and criticism from the first game. They were very open about making changes following the beta. And most recently, they made a rapid and drastic change to the cost of hero unlocks due to massive outcry. If there is the potential for saving grace, it is that the very foundations of Star Wars Battlefront II are made from responding to player feedback. If DICE continues with that culture, we’ll see Battlefront II shape and evolve into a better game.
It appears that DICE is very open to feedback, and hopefully we’ll see that dialogue result in some changes to the game for the better.