Electronic Arts’ CFO Blake Jorgensen has admitted that Star Wars: Battlefront may lack the depth that hardcore first-person shooters were hoping for.
Speaking at the Nasdaq Investor Conference as reported by Gamespot, Jorgensen said that “Star Wars Battlefront is a first-person shooter, but it is [one of] the only teen-rated first-person shooters. We had designed it to be a much more accessible product to a wide age group.”
“So, an 8-year-old could play with his father on the couch, as well as a teenager or 20-year-old could play the game and enjoy it,” he continued. “It is more accessible. And for the hardcore, it may not have the depth that they wanted in the game.”
Jorgensen also spoke of the game’s expected sale figures, which he hopes will capitalise on the hype surrounding the release on Star Wars: The Force Awakens later this month. The game had an initial shipment forecast of 13 million, which he is confident it will hit.