EA has acknowledged that hardcore shooter fans might find Star Wars: Battlefront a little shallow.
At the Nasdaq Investor Conference in Europe this week, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said that’s because DICE put accessibility first and foremost.
"Star Wars Battlefront is a first-person shooter, but it is [one of] the only teen-rated first-person shooters," Jorgensen said this week at the Nasdaq Investor Conference in Europe (as reported by Gamespot).
"We had designed it to be a much more accessible product to a wide age group.
"So, an eight-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."
Jorgensen added that he's confident the game will reach its initial shipment target of 13 million copies.
His assessment of the FPS lines up with our own. "For the hardcore, its simplicity of play may not keep them sufficiently challenged; for newcomers, the novelty of its Star Wars tourism could easily wear off after a few hours," wrote Gameplanet's Andrew Todd in his otherwise positive review.
"But it’s impossible to predict that. Under ideal circumstances, Battlefront is the Star Wars online shooter many have been waiting for. We – and EA – must merely hope that the Star Wars brand keeps the player base thriving."