Although DICE and EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set to release in a little over a month, there’s another Battlefront sequel that is available to play right now. We’re talking, of course, about the original Star Wars Battlefront 2, which was developed by Pandemic and released back in 2005.
Right now, gamers everywhere can revisit the iconic Star Wars-themed shooter and even head straight back into classic multiplayer action, thanks to newly restored online gameplay courtesy of Disney and GOG Galaxy. Although official servers had previously been down since GameSpy’s closure in 2014, the Star Wars Battlefront 2 online community is now flourishing once more.
Although no official servers were running, the title hasn’t actually been dead these past few years. With as dedicated of a fanbase as the original Battlefront games, it was only a matter of time before gamers figured out how to mod in access to unofficial servers, though it seems that this process will no longer be necessary.
Currently, GOG is running a sale on all things Disney, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 is 60% off, so players who don’t already own a copy of the revolutionary title can jump into online action for just a few dollars. The game also boasts a range of other game modes including a full Campaign, Galactic Conquest, and Instant Action options which are all worth checking out.
If all this wasn’t enough Star Wars action, the upcoming current-gen Star Wars Battlefront 2 will soon be receiving a multiplayer beta, allowing fans to sample the game before making the decision to purchase. The beta officially opens to the public on October 6, though those who have pre-ordered their copy will get early access on the 4th. The full beta test will last until October 9th.
Pandemic’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 is out now for PC, PlayStation 2, PSP, and Xbox.
Source: PC Games N