7. Star Wars Battlefront II microtransaction controversy
Even worse was Star Wars Battlefront II’s microtransaction controversy. Actually, many gamers were in disbelief when they discovered how microtransactions would work in the game. This is because EA was planning to make this sequel to Star Wars Battlefront a “pay to win” game, featuring loot boxes containing “Star Cards” and other gameplay-affecting items players could buy with real money.
Suffice to say, this turned out to be controversial, and fan outrage was such that EA chose to remove microtransactions from the game just a few hours prior to launch, making this one of the most shocking U-turns by a major video game publisher to date.