EA tweets that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has no microtransactions or loot boxes and Twitter wastes no time in pointing out the irony of it all.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has just been freshly announced, and EA took to Twitter to let players know that its usual repertoire of loot boxes and microtransactions won’t be present. Ironically, the tweet was hot on the heels of a gif promoting the game that was accompanied by the words “accept the past,” so perhaps whoever is in charge of the social media account knows exactly what they’re doing.
EA has a history of shoehorning in loot boxes and microtransactions into its games, so the news that Fallen Order will be omitting these ‘features’ is good news. The fact that EA is apparently acknowledging that these practices aren’t viewed favourably, and using their absence as a selling point is a scenario that is causing much merriment on Twitter, mostly because it seems like a load of old bollocks.
And so, of course, the pile on began, and as is always the case in these scenarios, it was pretty funny stuff. Here’s the original tweet, in case you missed it.
No microtransactions. No loot boxes. And no, we won't be adding them. A single-player Star Wars story for those of you who are ready to become a Jedi. https://t.co/kTheWVBjJc
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) April 13, 2019
Even Devolver Digital got it on the action, with its own promise of loot-box-and-microtransaction-free games.
No microtransactions. No loot boxes. And no, we won't be adding them. A single-player Pikuniku story for those of you who are ready to become a hero. pic.twitter.com/OUeEjFzZmK
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) April 14, 2019
We’ve sifted through Twitter and rounded up up our favourite reactions below. Enjoy.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 15.
— Mark Bentley (@markbentley111) April 13, 2019
*crosses fingers behind back* pic.twitter.com/DMWv7IQdOO
— Shadow Moses Apache (@ApacheSmash) April 13, 2019
Imagine getting to the point where you say that you won't exploit your game is a marketing point
— Joshua (@Its_the_Joshua) April 13, 2019
So, accept the past, filled with loot boxes? Is that their pitch? pic.twitter.com/zzerMNQqiw
— Han (@KarlLyktberg) April 14, 2019
— PhoenixRyan (@PhoenixRyanTV) April 13, 2019
— Douglas Christie (@DougChristie00) April 13, 2019
You're the ones that put it in there in the first place.
— Bone Syrup (@darkovolkov) April 13, 2019
— Plaguedoctor (@etothemusk) April 13, 2019
— James (@Username2622) April 13, 2019
— Sora 🇧🇪🇫🇷🇮🇸 (@SugarAelli) April 13, 2019
Unless this tweet is certified by a notary public, legally binding, and stamped in blood, you'll forgive me if I don't believe you.
— ChaoticEnigma (@ChaoticEnigma) April 13, 2019
*November arrives and game ships with a real money store* pic.twitter.com/uhpiY0pViY
— 🍁 The Angry Canadian Gamer 🍁 (@AngryCanuckGamr) April 13, 2019
— Nick (@DarthEskimo92) April 13, 2019
— PureCompetition (@PureCompetition) April 13, 2019
— Chris@TheDivision2 (@NYCAssassin1) April 14, 2019
No Microtransactions and no loot boxes. And no, we won’t be adding them…
Because at EA we are introducing Megatransactions and gear crates!
— Pyro Gaming (@JustPyroNow) April 14, 2019
— zep (art raffle) (@zeppievanacht) April 13, 2019
What did I read? pic.twitter.com/e2iHZl12ct
— Karthik Kumar Viswanathan (@_vkaku) April 14, 2019
Nope. Not being tricked this time round. pic.twitter.com/YgsAYe0L19
— Canadian Guy Eh (@Canadianguyehh) April 13, 2019
April 1st was 12 days ago guys
— SM-X (@SMX533) April 13, 2019