Loot boxes have become a large problem, many claiming the microtransaction system to be a form of gambling. Some publishers have attempted to prevent the fall into a negatively seen pay-to-win system by providing only cosmetic options for loot boxes instead of items that enhance one’s performance. At one point Star Wars Battlefront 2 was to use a similar feature but was removed according to a report from Polygon.

 EA’s Chief Financial Blake Jorgensen stated:

The one thing we’re very focused on and they are extremely focused on is not violating the canon of Star Wars…It’s an amazing brand that’s been built over many, many years, and so if you did a bunch of cosmetic things, you might start to violate the canon, right? Darth Vader in white probably doesn’t make sense, versus in black. Not to mention you probably don’t want Darth Vader in pink. No offense to pink, but I don’t think that’s right in the canon.

As you might expect the comment hasn’t gone over well with the Star Wars community. Many taking aims at the “canon” comment correctly stating obvious holes in Star Wars Battlefront 2. Many have continued to note EA’s constant attempt to justify the pay-to-win system causing the massive backlash from the community and alienating fans of their games.

Since its launch, Star Wars Battlefront 2 has faced massive negative criticism, mostly due to the game’s predatory microtransaction system. Many cited the game encourage players to purchase loot boxes for the chance to unlock powerful performance-enhancing Star Cards and the chance to play as iconic Star Wars characters from a premium game. Since then, the system has been removed thanks to Disney’s intervention towards the negative backlash and is now being targeted by multiple governments around the world seeking ways to regulate the loot box system entirely.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is now available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.