LucasArts started having problems when Jim Ward left in 2008. Darrell Rodriguez from EA was giving the position of president in April 2008 and that’s when a lot of the scaling down started taking place. He was only there for 2 years but LucasArts wasn’t able to turn things around before Disney bought LucasFilm, which was just the last nail in the coffin.
It is super annoying to me. I can’t say these things in other places like FB or reddit otherwise I’ll get blasted out of the sky. What I notice is that there no NO WAMEN making comments or expressing their opinions/joy over this game. Like NONE! It’s all dudes. I don’t want to play as a female. I don’t want “my” voice through the cockpit sounding like a woman. I don’t. The reality is there are MORE MEN FIGHTER PILOTS than women. There are MORE MEN on the front lines of combat. There are MORE MEN who love Star Wars. There are MORE MEN who play video games. ERRRRGGH. I just had to rant and I couldn’t do it anywhere else. God bless G&G!
Edit: I watched the gameplay trailer again and counted the onscreen representation between men and women characters (did not count aliens). 17 unique women characters to 7 unique men characters.
This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by ceeece.
The diversity model doesn’t work well in an OT setting. It is fine with the current sequel era but not around George Lucas’ timeline. He cut women out of the OT fighter pilot scenes (he did film several). I didn’t think Iden Versio worked in Battlefront 2 for this reason.
respawn is a recent EA acquisition,that’s what EA do,so yes maybe since they are still so new to the relationship they fought harder but EA also had to let something like this happen because of all the problems with loot boxes in battlefront 2 and how big that got and to also appease disney for all the bad press.
its still under EAs control and no longer an independent studio.