After the EA's redunded PR disaster, which began the controversy over the loot boxes, began a new hostile chapter at Battlefront II on social media: a Lucasfilm petition emerged, calling for the withdrawal of the license on the Star Wars franchise, granted to EA to produce games like Battlefront.

The petition has passed the 40.000 signatures at the writing of this article. In the description, author John Hunt declares that EA has shown that he does not care about gameplay or content, and that the last four years reveal that EA is enough to hasten new releases so as to squeeze consumers as much as possible.

Hunt is not limited to the controversy surrounding Battlefront II: it also recalls the problems that plagued the first Battlefront, with its relatively low content launch. In fact, declares the petition, the first Battlefront was a complete game with only the season pass.

The petition text is long, but it's worth reading it, if nothing more than a summary: it contains essentially over two years of controversy between EA and fans, passing through events like the closure of Visceral Studios. It seems unlikely that a Star Wars licensing contract could be endangered by a petition; but discontent is becoming hard to ignore, and it will be interesting to see how the actors involved will work to at least save the rescue.

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