Enlarge / Artist’s conception of DICE developers rushing in to answer Reddit questions amid microtransaction furor.
Amid a still-roiling controversy over perceived “pay-to-win” microtransaction design in Star Wars: Battlefront II—which now includes an EA spokesperson post that became the most-downvoted comment in Reddit history—game developer DICE offered three high-ranking designers to participate in an Ask Me Anything Reddit community interview yesterday.

The overarching message in most of their responses was summed up by a quote from multiplayer producer Paul Keslin: “We will be looking at data continually and make adjustments to make things as balanced as possible.”
Executive Producer John Wasilczyk, for instance, said the developers are “constantly looking at the rate that players are unlocking Crates and Star Cards and will continue adjusting values to make sure that players are able to progress towards their goals without it feeling like a grind.” And Design Director Dennis Brannvall added that “if it looks as though the crafting parts aren’t being given out quickly enough, we’ll look into changes to fix that.”
“We’ll continue to adapt as fast as possible to things we know aren’t working well,” Keslin said.
Read 7 remaining paragraphs

Leave a Reply