Update 2: The lootbox controversy has largely died down by now, but due to Battlefront II's earlier news, we decided to take a look at the petition. Nearly two weeks after our last update, the appeal got over one hundred thousand signatures and now sits at 164,700 supporters. It seems to have seriously lost steam and EA remains unaffected, so don't hold your breath.
Update: The petition has now skyrocketed to over 58,000 signatures, and several more are still coming in by the second.
November has been one hell of a month for EA, and it can possibly get worse.
After the Battlefront II and FIFA fiascos (and possibly inspired by the latter), a petition is now making the rounds urging Disney to "end this nonsense once and for all and give the Star Wars License to a developer or publisher who will actually treat the franchise with care and quality".
The quality of the petition is highly doubtful, throwing opinion and vitriol at both EA and Lucasarts, but it has nonetheless gathered over 18,000 signatures at the time of writing. Created two weeks ago, the editorialised document stalled after a week before picking up steam over the weekend.
If you want to contribute, you can go Change.org and add your name to the list. We'll report more on this story as it develops.