Saturday, 20 January, 2018

Old 2005 'Battlefront 2' game still getting updates today

Star Wars Watch a 2016 Star Wars space combat game that never made it into production
Sherri Watson | 12 January, 2018, 18:48

I think I speak for the majority when I say that Star Wars Battlefront II's space combat is one of the game's better features.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 mods have started to appear recently, so EA clarified its stance on how it plans to tackle the issue in the months ahead.

The new patch for the old Battlefront II addresses fundamentals such as lobbying performance, and getting Steam usernames and ping calculations right. However, majority couldn't help but feel joyful at the idea that even a decade-old game is getting updated this year. Over the past seven days alone the Nexus community has created well over 100 files to offer Star Wars fans all the canon and non-canon skins and tweaks they could possibly want.

Double Damage - the developers behind space western Rebel Galaxy - are now developing a game that takes some inspiration from Wing Commander's Privateer spinoff, and in 2016 they built a Star Wars space sim prototype and pitched it to EA. Darth Vader in white probably doesn't make sense, versus in black. Of course, these mods are not now available on the console versions of the game, but owners of the game on PC may want to keep an eye on the Star Wars Battlefront 2 nexus in the coming months; who knows what paint job Vader will get next? A hidden character customization screen was discovered in late November that tipped EA's hand on further customization for the game.

After watching ace pilot Poe Dameron at work in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, you're probably all the more eager for a return to the days of Rogue Squadron and X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter.

It's available as a free update for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. However, it's nice to see Disney and Lucasfilms are doing what they can to maintain classic Star Wars games like Battlefront 2.