Battlefront II’s Pink Darth Vader Mod Is A Response to EA’s Microtransactions System By Fans
Some time ago, Blake Jorgensen, the financial director of Electronic Arts, ruled out the arrival of personalization items to Star Wars: Battlefront II, since he believed that they would violate the canon and that players probably did not want to play with a pink Darth Vader. Now, the community decided to have a good time and make fun of this statement with a mod for the fps title of DICE.
The name of the mod is Darth Vader in Pink and as the name implies, it is a skin that allows you to play with a Darth Vader with pink armor. As you can see, it is a simple skin that simply seeks to laugh a bit at the controversial statement. Of course, we must mention that the mission of its creator is not over and that he is already working on a mod to add a white Darth Vader to the game.
Do you want to see how Darth Vader looks dressed in pink? Then check the screenshots that we present below:
In case you do not know, Star Wars: Battlefront II was one of the most criticized releases of last year for its model of monetization and progression system. Because of all these reasons, EA retired the microtransactions systems and indicated that it was looking for a new way to implement them.
Given this, many thought that the ideal would be to add a system of cosmetic objects similar to games like Overwatch. That said, Jorgensen ruled out this option by mentioning that his priority is to respect the Star Wars canon:
“The one thing we’re very focused on and [Lucasfilm are] extremely focused on is not violating the canon of Star Wars. Darth Vader in white probably doesn’t make sense, versus in black. Not to mention you probably don’t want Darth Vader in pink. No offense to pink, but I don’t think that’s right in the canon,” he said.
Interestingly, sometime after Jorgensen’s statements, the data miners discovered personalization objects among the files of Star Wars: Battlefront II. Something that is important to mention is that EA has not made any comment about it.
Star Wars: Battlefront II is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.