2005's Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Patched Again

Watch a 2016 Star Wars space combat game that never made it into production

EA 'Star Wars Battlefront II' game sales to rebound after social media uproar, analyst predicts

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.

Disney (or someone associated with Disney) has once again patched the PC version of 2005's Star Wars: Battlefront II, following the restoration of its multiplayer services previous year. Not every one of those titles was a classic, but there was enough variety and originality to make for a unique set of adventures in the Star Wars universe, ranging from Doom-like shooter Dark Forces to Wing Commander-inspired space sims like X-Wing and TIE Fighter.

So it's no surprise that Disney and LucasArts tapped GOG to help maintain the game.

Sure EA's shares might have taken a dip because of the backlash surrounding the game, however, it seems like the company's shares have started to bounce back. It can be recalled that that game was perhaps the most controversial of 2017 due to how its implementation of microtransactions even led to some countries' legal systems tagging of in-game loot boxes as gambling. Notable among those is Destauch's "Darth Vader In Pink".

However, back in 2016 a pitch was put together by the Double Damage team to persuade EA Games to take a chance on a exclusively space standalone. Not to mention you probably don't want Darth Vader in pink. And in case you're wondering if it's just an odd coincidence, the mod description says it's "for those who may not necessarily be concerned about "canon" in their Star Wars videogame". "No offense to pink, but I don't think that's right in the canon", Jorgensen was quoted as saying by PC Gamer at the time.

Star Wars: Battlefront II is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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