Star Wars: Battlefront II won't have a Season Pass unless it does, EA says.
That confusing sentence was made possible by Battlefront II creative director Bernd Diemer, who told Mashable "we don't have a season pass" just prior to the game's unveiling at Star Wars Celebration.
"We decided on that, and it's one of those difficult decisions because it has so many implications all around," Diemer said.
"When we looked at the way Battlefront had evolved over its lifetime, with the DLC and everything, we decided, 'You know what? For this type of game, season passes are not the best thing. We need to [take it apart] and come up with something better.
"We don't want to segment our community," Diemer added.
"I cannot talk about the specifics of this, but we have something different in mind that will allow you to play longer, be [more] invested in the game without having a fragmented community."
That all sounds pretty straightforward – and dare I say, sensible – given how Battlefront's playerbase evaporated. Also worth noting: all of EA-published shooter Titanfall 2's post-release DLC is free for all players.
However, a day later things got confusing, with EA asking Mashable to hold reporting the game's lack of a Season Pass.
Here's EA's statement:
While we’re not ready to confirm any live service plans just yet, what we can say is this we heard the feedback from our Battlefront community loud and clear. We know they want more depth, more progression, and more content. So we’re focused on delivering that in every dimension of Star Wars Battlefront II. We’ll have more to share about our plans soon.
So, who knows what is going on. Our bet is on nine Season Passes and lightsabre ammo DLC.