Apex Legends’ Last Fantasy 7 crossover is kicking issues off tomorrow, however gamers are pissed off over some expensive cosmetics and potential use of AI within the occasion’s advertisements.
As of tomorrow, you can choose up some fairly cool-looking Last Fantasy 7 themed cosmetics in Apex Legends, the sport’s first collaboration occasion with one other IP, clearly tying into February’s launch of Rebirth. This newest occasion has 36 new gadgets you’ll be able to choose up by occasion packs, i.e. loot bins, which additionally contains six “Iconic” skins. Like most loot field gadgets, you’ll be able to’t purchase any of them outright.
Usually, occasions additionally function an heirloom merchandise that you just unlock after getting the whole lot else that is out there, which might price you round $160, no less than in most earlier occasions anyway. Nevertheless, this time round, the heirloom merchandise, a pores and skin that appears like the enduring Buster Sword, is obtainable within the occasion packs. As some followers have labored out, you will most likely want to purchase no less than 36 packs, amounting to no less than $360, as the percentages of getting the pores and skin are so low you will want to purchase that many packs (thanks GamesRadar).
There’s really a novel merchandise that you just solely get after buying all 36 gadgets, a One-Winged Angel-themed demise field, that means that you will possible should spend fairly a little bit of bob to return away from the occasion with entry to the pores and skin. One person on TikTok even went as far as to listing all the issues you might purchase as a substitute of all these occasion packs, like a Nintendo Swap, or a few remedy classes.
On prime of all that, Respawn can also be dealing with criticism over alleged use of AI within the trailer for the collaboration occasion. You possibly can see that among the characters’ designs look a bit off on nearer inspection, although some recommend that it was simply footage of the sport put by some type of AI filter somewhat than it being outright AI-generated. Both approach, a little bit of a bummer, as the usage of AI is a rising development in tech areas that’s actually simply insulting to the exhausting work of numerous artists. Possibly let’s not rip off gamers and use know-how that undermines artists, we could EA executives?