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Disney Promotes Gambling In New Star Wars Game

Did You Notice EA's Gambling Slip Up On The New Star Wars Game?
Did You Notice EA's Gambling Slip Up On The New Star Wars Game?

Parents rage at new Star Wars game for encouraging young children to gamble.

The new Star Wars Battlefront II has caused some controversy in the gaming world after being accused of promoting gambling.

The EA game, which is already worth £50, requires a solid 40 hours of continuous play to unlock characters.

However, with a little bit of money, you can pay an extra £20 each time to get the characters without having to put in the game time.

But you must be willing to stick your hand deep in your pockets, which some parents have an issue with. And it’s no surprise.

Effectively the game tests children to see whether or not they think it is worth putting in the ridiculous 40 hours of solid game playing, or whether they should just gamble their parent’s money away for randomised rewards over and over again.

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One parent told Pseudo News: “It is absolutely disgusting that EA has charged an absurd amount of money for this game yet still expect parents to fork out even more for their child to continue playing it.”

Another said: “Like hell is my child going to waste away 40 solid hours of their life on this silly little game and I won’t be investing any more money into EA either. They are outright promoting gambling.” 

EA and Disney have not yet commented on the allegation and the future of the game is still unknown.