Released in 2004 on PS2, Xbox and PC, then ported to Steam in 2019, Pandemic Studio’s Star Wars: Battlefront originally supported online multiplayer through online play and LAN connections until 2014, when it’s service provider, GameSpy, shut down. Now it’s back, just in case you were looking for a reason to play such a classic 16-year old title.
Casually listed under some Steam patch notes, it was announced that online multiplayer has officially returned to Star Wars: Battlefront. News that support was being implemented on GOG soon followed, with crossplay being supported between the two platforms, making it all the better for when you’re searching for an online game. The new online multiplayer supports matches of up to 32 players. Steam’s update announcement also included extra language support, audio support amd fixes on menu and gameplay issues.
To add some icing on this sweet, classic Star Wars-flavoured cake, the news of online multiplayer support comes with a massive price reduction. In honour of Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you), the original Battlefront is among a Star Wars franchise sale on titles up to 75% off, on both Steam (UK and US) and GOG (UK and US). You’ll find the 2004 Battlefront at 50% off on Steam at £3.59 (UK) or $4.99 (US) and on GOG at £4.09 (UK) or $4.99 (US).