Is EA Paying Celebrities To Promote ‘Star Wars: Battlefront?’

Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront is one of the biggest video games of 2015. Many fans have applauded EA Games for doing an excellent job, while others, including Benjamin Burnley, have no love for the title at all.

Here’s the thing, Burnley, who is an American musician, composer, producer, and the frontman and founder of American rock band Breaking Benjamin, lashed out against EA on social media. Apparently, he was given an Xbox One version of Star Wars: Battlefront and he hated it so much to the point he broke the disc.

Breaking the disc in half is the least here because Burnley, through his Instagram account, accused EA of attempting to pay him to say good things about the game.

“They wanted to pay me to post that I like this peice of **** game .. They can shove it up their *** this game sucks I’d rather watch the god awful prequels then play this peice of **** one more second that’s for ruining Star Wars EA :),” says Burnley.

If EA indeed tried to pay Burnley to give praises to Star Wars: Battlefront, then it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The game has been receiving a lot of bad press long before it was released, and even more so after the launch.

Current ratings show that the PlayStation 4 version of the game has an average score of 72 out of a 100 from 32 critics. The Xbox One version has a score of 75 out of 100 from 24 critics, while the PC version has the same score as the PlayStation 4 version, but from six critics. Alongside these ratings, the game is not faring well based on User Scores. With 10 points being the highest, Battlefront got 5.2 from 757 users of the Playstation 4, 4.5 from 634 Xbox users and 3.8 from 597 users who played the game on their PCs.

This is not the type of scores EA would have wanted to see. Still, for the company to pay a celebrity to sing praises, well, we’d need to learn more from EA’s side of the story.

Star Wars: Battlefront is now available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC for $59.99.