Editor's note: As of Thursday, EA has confirmed to CNBC that it was "not able to verify this individual's claims of employment at EA, nor the threats made against him." The company statement was first reported by gaming news site Kotaku. As of Wednesday, the profile had been made private and references to the company had been removed from the bio.
EA's new "Star Wars" title is still days away from the official launch, but "Battlefront II" and its lofty in-game prices have already provoked outrage among gamers.
Reddit users on the page r/StarWarsBattlefront flooded the site over the weekend with comments disparaging the difficulty of unlocking certain characters to be used in the game and vowing to boycott the title upon its official release Friday.
A post titled "Seriously? I paid 80$ to have Vader locked?" — naming Darth Vader as one of the characters that needs to be unlocked through extensive gameplay or in-game purchases — garnered nearly 3,000 comments before the thread was locked — one from an official EA company account that became the most downvoted Reddit comment in history, according to Venture Beat.