EA’s said that it will “most likely” discount Star Wars Battlefront 2 around the release of The Last Jedi, which is due out on 15th December. It’s also hinted that there’ll be some “selective discounts” around the holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Makes sense, right? Well, apart from the fact that the game isn’t set to launch until 17th November, meaning that it’ll still be pretty new when these promotions are planned to take place.
“That’s the way the games business always has worked,” exec Blake Jorgensen said as part of an earnings call. “And so if you see the title on discount, don’t read anything into that other than the fact that that’s the way you sell games in the holidays.”
We understand why EA brought this up, as investors are known for getting antsy at the best of times. But with this statement going public, we’re not sure why anyone would pick up the first-person shooter on launch day now. No matter how much you want to play it, folks, it sounds like you’ll be able to save some money if you just wait a few weeks. Don’t be silly and splurge first – just sit tight for a little bit.