Back in October of last year, Disney made a public announcement that Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (Classic, 2005) would be regaining online multiplayer. Likely just one facet of the Disney marketing machine, the restoration of networked functionality was welcome news; the game has lacked proper online support since the closure of GameSpy servers back in 2014. It is also worth noting that this show of good will came well before any controversy had surfaced regarding Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017) and its poorly received monetization strategy.
What’s interesting is that Disney (yeah, that Disney) has officially pushed a 240MB patch for Battlefront Classic, with the intended focus of improving upon the game’s multiplayer component. The patch aims to optimize performance and correct minor bugs while also polishing up the following elements:
- Lobby functionality has been improved
- Steam usernames should now display correctly
- Ping calculations are more accurate
While the patch doesn’t seem to be a total fix, its a step in the right direction when it comes to restoring the trust of fans that might have felt burned by franchise as of late.
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