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Disney brings Battlefront 2 servers back online

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News from arstechnica

 

"Today, that game is Star Wars: Battlefront 2, the 2005 PC/console third-person shooter that should in no way be confused with Star Wars Battlefront II, the PC/console first/third-person shooter EA is releasing next month. In 2014, the older Battlefront 2's online gameplay was one of many victims of the Gamespy server shutdown, which affected dozens of PC titles as well as every game on Nintendo's Wii and DS consoles. Battlefront 2 players could still connect for online matches through third-party services like GameRanger, but these lacked true integration with the game's own online infrastructure.

This week, though, has seen joint announcements on GOG and Steam that "the multiplayer function of [Battlefront 2] has now been restored AND with added Crossplay support between GOG Galaxy and Steam to boot." Up to 64 players can play through player-hosted servers on the newly updated version of the game, which is currently available for just $4 in a GOG sale (or $10 on Steam).

 

In the GOG forums, team member Konrad notes that "for BF2 we had access to the source code and Disney's full support" to help reinstate the online functions. He added that GOG would love to re-add online support for other GameSpy-powered games in the future, if "given the right opportunity."

 

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/10/multiplayer-officially-returns-to-classic-star-wars-battlefront-2/

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Star wars battlefront 2

not to be confused with star wars battlefront II

interesting

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21 minutes ago, Property_Damage said:

Star wars battlefront 2

not to be confused with star wars battlefront II

interesting

 

Fun fact: they're actually both named Battlefront II 😑

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13 minutes ago, Lance_87 said:

 

Fun fact: they're actually both named Battlefront II 1f611.png

Well if you want to get technical, the newer one is titled Star Wars Battlefront II EA

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1 hour ago, SnowxSakura said:

Well if you want to get technical, the newer one is titled Star Wars Battlefront II EA

 

Nah i'll simply call it Battlefront II 2017!

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On 10/11/2017 at 11:49 AM, Lance_87 said:

 

Nah i'll simply call it Battlefront II 2017!

Or maybe 'Battlefront II EA'

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The difference between the two is that EA’s game doesn’t use the colon in written form. Pandemic’s does.

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+1 for Disney then, it's a good thing that they are bringing back the servers because the shutdown was a slap in the face for many players. Nice to see that Disney understands how many people love the game, and is giving them another chance to dive right into nostalgic gameplay!

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