In the follow up to the launch of Star Wars Battlefront 2, Disney restored the multiplayer for the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 which launched back in 2005, and now the game has received its first update in 12 years. This Star Wars Battlefront 2 update brings minor fixes.
The Star Wars Battlefront 2 update brings improved lobby functionality, fix for Steam usernames not being displayed correctly and ping calculations are much more accurate. The Original Star Wars Battlefront 2 is considered a classic among Star Wars fans and with the multiplayer functionality restored, fans are definitely happy.
Aside from restoring the multiplayer functionality for the original Battlefront 2, the game also supports cross-platform. According to GOG, 2005’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 multiplayer support has been restored and the game will also support cross-play between GOG and Steam which will allow in faster matchmaking.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 launches in November 2017 amidst the micro-transaction controversy that started with the game’s beta and was partly the reason for the game’s less than expected sales.
However, industry analyst, Micheal Patcher, think that the conclusion about Star Wars Battlefront 2 sales is a little premature as the fan’s loyalty will bring the retail sales back on track.
The sell-off in recent weeks appears overdone. Although Star Wars Battlefront II had a weaker-than-expected debut in terms of its domestic physical sell-through, we believe that the loyalty of the Star Wars fan base, the game’s appeal as a holiday gift, and the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15 will result in sales of the game bouncing back in the December retail month.
Also, Criterion Games has assured that they will be rolling out new offline content for the game in the form of new DLC.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is first-person multiplayer shooter developed by EA DICE for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.