With EA and DICE claiming that the microtransactions and loot boxes in Star Wars: Battlefront II being necessary for the game so players could “try new things” in order to keep playing, one other way to keep people coming back for more is forcing gamers to have to wait a few extra weeks before they can fully complete the single-player campaign mode.
IGN posted up the roadmap for Star Wars: Battlefront II, which outlines the game’s calendar for new content, such as the free DLC based on the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as post-launch events. One of the things that the calendar reveals is that the final piece of the game’s single-player campaign won’t be available until December 13th, 2017… a week after the first official season of DLC gets underway starting December 5th.
During the first season of DLC featuring The Last Jedi, players will take on the roles of Finn and Captain Phasma during the second weak of the first season, following on a weekly faction challenge, a weekend challenge, and a Blast Sunday… whatever the heck that is.
A specialized A-Wing will be available later in the second week of the first season starting December 13th, along with another single-player campaign mission starring Iden Version called “Resurrection”.
This will also be accompanied with two new maps, a Galactic Assault map on Crait and a Starfighter Assault map on D’Qar.
The third week will feature more weekly, daily and weekend challenges, and the fourth week will take place during the December holidays starting on the 27th with a bunch of challenges and holiday playlists.
Obviously it seems as if they want to space out the campaign for as long as possible, but the question is: will people care?
There’s almost no fanfare at all surrounding the new DLC expansion pack for Horizon: Zero Dawn, so it’s quite obvious that staving off content for too long will simply see people lose even more interest, especially if the base game isn’t that great to begin with. Couple this onto the fact that there are microtransactions out the wazoo for Star Wars: Battlefront II and it seems like a recipe for disaster.