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EA Employee Who Reported Death Threats for SWBFII May Not Work at EA

EA Employee Who Reported Death Threats for SWBFII May Not Wo...

The Star Wars Battlefront II Conspiracy

With Star Wars Battlefront II microtransactions infuriating a lot of people, one EA employee claimed to have received several death threats. For this very reason, the fan movement against EA came under fire. Threatening a life over game features is just grotesque and is a line no community should cross, which is why news outlets like BBC, USAToday, and Yahoo all reported on the incident. But here’s the thing, the EA employee who received threats may not work for EA.

Star Wars Battlefront 2

A thorough investigation by Kotaku’s Jason Schreier revealed… well, nothing. The supposed employee, who goes by the Twitter handle BigSean66, is shrouded in mystery. For starters, there are no clues to his true identity beyond social media accounts. What is more, a review of BigSean’s online social life revealed inconsistencies. In one tweet, he reveals his status as a new employee; in another, he says he’s been with the company for years. Then he’s doing one job and then doing another. At one point, he even claimed to be a dev. Then, EA had this to say:

“We take threats against our employees very seriously. Our first concern is ensuring safety and support for our people, and since the reports first surfaced we’ve been investigating this internally. At this time, we’re not able to verify this individual’s claims of employment at EA, nor the threats made against him.”

So, what’s the deal? BigSean66 went completely silent after Schreier contacted him. Which means we have no lead that can verify the death threats on account of Star Wars Battlefront II. In other words, the entire fiasco may be fake. Maybe, the gaming community is a little less rancid than we thought. Not to say devs and employees from companies like EA aren’t still facing animosity and harassment. The battle between fans and big game publishing rages on, however. At the very least, let’s hope it does so without any lives coming under threat.

Kotaku

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One comment

  1. Greedy people will ruin this industry too.

    Greedy Developers, Scared Cheaters and China number one until regional lock.
    Why would i want to play video games with people who enslave their own people? Pay as you Play and Cheaters. Should we talk about targeting and stalking kids online too?

    When i first started using the internet, we had Yahoo. They had voice chat lines and was the first time i seen how evil people can be. Its something i could never forget about Yahoo. When google came out to separate the garbage, i began to dislike yahoo more and more. But i could never forget how people were treated. Where is Yahoo now? Where is Sony Music?

    People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how they were treated.
    If you’re not going to fix the cheating, take the word sports out of E-sports.

    I can see developers taking aim at people they dont like in their own games. (GTA5)

    Nasty industry.

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