EA: Battlefront Is "Accessible," Not Really For The Hardcore
Well yeah, just about every critic on earth made mention of this in his or her review (I know I did), so this shouldn't come as any surprise.
During the Nasdaq Investor Conference in Europe this week, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen admitted that the recently released Star Wars: Battlefront is "accessible" and probably not for the hardcore player.
As reported by GameSpot, Jorgensen basically said there's a reason the game holds the "T"-Teen rating:
"Star Wars Battlefront is a first-person shooter, but it is [one of] the only teen-rated first-person shooters. We had designed it to be a much more accessible product to a wide age group.
So, an 8-year-old could play with his father on the couch, as well as a teenager or 20-year-old could play the game and enjoy it. It is more accessible. And for the hardcore, it may not have the depth that they wanted in the game."
Jorgensen added that he does expect Battlefront to perform exceedingly well, and he's confident it will hit the company's raised shipment target of 13 million. The game has already set a new digital record for EA, and don't forget that the first expansion, Battle of Jakku, is now available for all platforms.
Related Game(s): Star Wars: Battlefront
12/3/2015 10:53:04 AM Ben Dutka