EA has never been known as a saint, but this month is a particularly bad state of affairs for the company. The controversy that has erupted from it deciding to push harsh microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront 2 has boomeranged back into its face, not only causing public outrage, but also affecting its stocks.
Looking for a way to punish EA as much as possible, a petition has found its way onto Change.org. Called "Lucasfilm: Revoke EA's Star Wars License", it has quickly caught the attention of gamers, accumulating over 20,700 signatures within 48 hours of going live.
The petition specifically wants EA to lose its license for Star Wars, which it somehow earned four years ago. The license has allowed it to exclusively develop Star Wars titles, preventing other potentially more suitable studios from making something that doesn't make gamers want to slit their wrist with a lightsaber.
The whole situation is a big mess, and I've found that Angry Joe's review of the game (seen below) does a good job of explaining why the game deserves the heat it's been getting.
Of course, petitions have a long history of doing a whole lot of nothing, and this probably won't change that trend. But hey, if it makes gamers feel better, then more power to them.