They do.Its called paying for the game.
The game sold 7 million as of december.They get roughly 40 dollars out of each copy(assuming everything was phisical, since the profit for digital is bigger), so they earned 280 million dollars as of december, and thats the worst case scenario.Tell me where they need more money to fund the development.
I wouldnt even have an issue with an expansion assuming the base game has enough content and the expansion is worth the asking price.My problem is qith microtransactions, since it unbalances the game, even when its minor things like cosmetic only.
I see where you're coming from, but considering this is only the 2nd Star Wars game in the 10 year exclusivity deal, and that it sold under EA expectations, it's quite possible they still haven't recouped however much they paid Disney for the 10 years of exclusivity. I'm guessing EA had to pay at least $1 billion to get the exclusive rights to make Star Wars games for 10 years. These weren't just 10 random years, it was 10 years during which new Star Wars movies would be releasing, while Star Wars popularity would be at an all-time high. Must have been a very expensive deal.