Many video games have been very successful and resulted just as if not better than how the developers had hoped. However, in this article, we are going to be discussing The 7 Biggest Flops in Esports. Please do keep in mind that these are in no particular order.
1. Destiny 2
There are many video games that do not have competitive goals, in which the developers did not plan to create the game for competitive players. When games that are competitive by design are not supported so by the developers, it is a recipe for the game to potentially become one of the biggest flops in Esports. One example of a game like this is Destiny 2. After the success of Destiny 1, and the announcement that a second Destiny would release, fans were ecstatic.
But soon, many of those fans just turned away from the game. Destiny 2 had an amazing story mode, but it was short, and lasted just 2 hours, something that upset many players. In addition to this, a former professional player by the name of Psycho described The Destiny 2 Crucible, Destiny’s main competitive gamemode, as “Not skill based whatsoever. The game was made to reward the causal gamer, rather than rewarding the more devoted, skillful player.
This was okay in casual gamemodes, but players headed to the crucible to showcase their skill and see how they lineup with the best of the best. In Destiny 2, you couldn’t do this because the game was so luck based.” From Psycho’s insight on the failures of Destiny 2, it seemed that Bungie [the developers] wanted no part in giving competitive gameplay, and wanted as many people as possible to purchase and spend money on the game.
Although this did not immediately cause the downfall of Destiny 2, when Bungie launched their 3rd expansion pack within the first 6 months of the game being out, most of the Destiny 2 players who bought the game either quit, or stopped buying anything within the game until they could no longer play without making a purchase. And at that point, they all quit.
2. Star Wars Battlefront
Even though the gaming community is lucky enough to have competitive games that stick around for years like League of Legends, Fortnite, Hearthstone, and more, there are several games that did not last like these. Another game that became one of the biggest flops in Esports was the Star Wars Battlefront Series. With the reemergence of Star Wars came the idea to famous game developer Electronic Arts (EA) to create a new Star Wars video game.
Star Wars Battlefront was craved by fans, and there were many people going towards the hype from all sorts of gaming backgrounds. The launch was projected to be one of the biggest in Esports history, which it was. However, shortly after the release of the game, most fans stopped playing it simply because there was no single player gamemode. EA, about a year later release Star Wars Battlefront 2, in which they correct this issue. But it was too little, too late and the Battlefront Series collapsed.
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Originally published at https://gaming4.cash on May 21, 2019.