Star Wars Battlefront 2 launched amid the loot box controversy and while things have settled down a bit on the criticism, however, it seems that we might be seeing customizations in Star Wars Battlefront 2 that will allow players to tweak the look of their character.
However, these customization options exist in the game and apparently can only be accessed through data mining the game’s files. As you can see the video below, courtesy of Uninspired Zebra, which showcases an alternate visual option for in-game characters.
However, chances are we will not see these customization options at least not all of them in the game as EA’s CFO has noted that character customization could break the Star Wars canon.
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.
Just recently, EA shut down Visceral Games which was working on a linear Star Wars title, which was also the reason why EA closed the studio and handed the project over to EA Motive. According to EA, gamers don’t like linear games anymore.
As we kept reviewing the game, it continued to look like a much more linear game [which] people don’t like as much today as they did five years ago or 10 years ago.
EA currently holds the right to Star Wars IP to develop games, however, EA’s Star Wars license could be revoked as gamers have started an online petition that wants Disney to take away EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 license.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is a first-person action shooter developed EA DICE for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.