EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront sequence, lavish and beautiful as it’s, nonetheless stands within the shadow of the unique video games bearing the identify. That’s partly nostalgia speaking, but it surely’s additionally true that original-style Battlefront is kind of good. Now, multiplayer options for Battlefront II are again in enterprise.
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The restored multiplayer apparently comes from a partnership between Disney and GOG. Not solely is multiplayer stay once more, but it surely’s stay throughout each Steam and GOG Galaxy purchasers with gamers on every service having entry to one another’s video games. This is the primary time the sport’s had official on-line options since GameSpy shut down in 2014.
Battlefront II hasn’t been actually lifeless all this time, in fact. The recreation has continued to be in circulation by digital distribution, and followers have been modding in entry to unofficial servers with just a bit trouble. Still, the distinction between “little” trouble and “zero” trouble is a big one.
It’ll be fascinating to see what occurs to participant counts over the subsequent few days, whether or not gamers are digging the sport out from their dusty ol’ digital libraries or profiting from GOG’s current sale on all issues Disney-related. Oh, and that different Battlefront II is probably going whetting individuals’s appetites for some multiplayer Star Wars motion.