Star Wars Battlefront II has had one of the most controversial launches in a long time, what with the pay-to-win mechanics and loot boxes that have been in place. This marred what should’ve been a monumental return to the franchise, after backlash over the lack of a single-player campaign in the last outing. Despite EA apologizing for the situation, they backtracked on their promise to remove microtransactions after an intervention by Disney.
You may have noticed that EA has pretty much gone silent ever since. It seems as if dev diaries, Q&A’s and any word from the development team has vanished from the web, besides from them acknowledging issues that have been picked up by players in the game. Unfortunately, it seems as if EA has been censoring the community.
A number of reports have claimed that the official forums for Battlefront II has been under lock and key for as long as the past month. Those criticising the game and commenting on issues that aren’t based on the technical performance of the sequel are having their posts other deleted, or being blocked before they even have chance to post.
At this time, Battlefront II’s forum page isn’t listed under EA’s All forums page, which is an even more worrying sign that they are shutting down anybody who speaks out against the game.