LucasArts’ Star Wars: Battlefront II Gets Multiplayer Support Restored; Features Crossplay Between GOG and Steam

The 2005 classic Star Wars: Battlefront II has had its multiplayer services brought back from the brink thanks to the folks at GOG.

on October 2, 2017 3:27 PM

While many gamers around the world are eagerly awaiting this fall’s Star Wars: Battlefront II,

GOG has announced that multiplayer support for LucasArts’ classic Star Wars: Battlefront II, which was developed by Pandemic and released in 2005, has been restored after having its multiplayer servers being taken offline in 2014 with the shutdown of its provider, GameSpy. Since its release over a decade ago, Battlefront II retained a surprisingly active player population on PC over the years.

After third-party tools have allowed fans to keep the game’s multiplayer support alive (albeit through unofficial means), GOG has worked with Disney to relaunch the game’s multiplayer support in an official capacity, and will automatically allow players to hop back in to its online services once again. Even better is the fact that the game now supports crossplay functionality between GOG Galaxy and Steam users, allowing players from either service to join the fight in the same galaxy.

Star Wars: Battlefront II first released for PS2, Xbox, PSP, and PC back in 2005 – the PC version is very much available on Steam or GOG, and is even discounted at the moment on GOG if you want to hop back into a galaxy far, far away before the reimagined Battlefront II releases this November on current generation hardware.

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