EA explains that Battlefront was built from the ground up to be as accessible as possible.
Star Wars Battlefront was a good game with a few key flaws, one of which being its lack of depth. Many fans assumed that the game was “dumbed down” deliberately in order to be made accessible, and now, Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen has essentially confirmed it.
“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. “We had designed it to be a much more accessible product to a wide age group.”
“So, an 8-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.”
He added that due to these changes, “for the hardcore, it may not have the depth that they wanted in the game.”
Jorgensen is confident the game will go on to ship 13 million units, and suspects that it will see a massive spike in sales around the release of The Force Awakens.