Star Wars Battlefront 2 was officially revealed last week and it seems to have ticked all the right boxes so far. Not only did it deliver on its promise of including a single-player campaign as well as aerial combat for multi-player, but it’s also gone a long way in showing fans it’s listening to their feedback.
One of the biggest steps it’s taking in that direction is doing away with the season pass. That’s right, the game won’t be having a season pass unlike its predecessor.
The season pass got a lot of heat when it was announced as a $50 add-on for the first game, especially as fans felt the game was rushed for a release and a lot of content was locked in just to make the extra buck later on.
However, it looks like Battlefront 2 won’t see a similar situation arise, the creative director of the game, Bernd Diemer confirmed this to Mashable himself:
When we looked at the way Battlefront had evolved over its lifetime, with the DLC and everything, we decided, ‘You know what? For this type of game, season passes are not the best thing. We need to [take it apart] and come up with something better
Diemer said it wasn’t an easy decision and they have another model in mind for it to all work out without compromising on the quality and experience offered to the players:
I cannot talk about the specifics of this, but we have something different in mind that will allow you to play longer, be [more] invested in the game without having a fragmented community
However, when Mashable contacted, EA chose to take a more cryptic stand about the same:
While we’re not ready to confirm any live service plans just yet, what we can say is that we heard the feedback from our Battlefront community loud and clear. We know they want more depth, more progression, and more content. So we’re focused on delivering that in every dimension of Star Wars Battlefront 2. We’ll have more to share about our plans soon.
It all likelihood though, the game won’t be having any season pass as was confirmed by the game’s director, and EA might just be trying not to ruin the surprise as it prepares to make an official announcement about the same in due course of time.