Star Wars Battlefront has been nothing but one huge mixed bag since launch. Naturally, many love the Star Wars setting and DICE’s unrivaled ability to bring it to life, but many voices have been raised regarding the lack of depth.
EA CFO Blake Jorgensen has noticed these complaints and acknowledges them, saying that Star Wars Battlefront indeed “may not have the depth [hardcore players] wanted in the game.”
And why is that? Because it’s a game for everyone, including kids! Speaking at the Nasdaq Investor Conference in Europe, Jorgensen states:
“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.”
Just remember that the next time your hear an eight-year old insulting you in your earpiece through Xbox Live or PlayStation Network, it’s that little pukes fault the Star Wars Battlefront wasn’t the critical hit it could have been. The game was meant to appeal to both him and you, and he probably also looks a lot like this.