In a move that is disappointing to fans of Star Wars: Battlefront II, the game’s online functionality and support will shut down on May 31; just before E3 2014. The news was revealed on the game’s Steam page, not through public relations or a press release.
As of May 31, 2014, online functionality, including network multiplayer and wireless chat, will no longer be available for this title. We regret any disappointment as a result of the shutdown of the services supporting these online features.
Just days after Star Wars Day on May 4th, to hear this news is very upsetting. However, seeing how the game was running off of old GameSpy servers (of which many are being shut down), it makes sense that even some of the greatest Star Wars games are not being saved.
It does set the stage for Disney and EA Games to reveal their grander plans for the Star Wars games franchises. Holding a 10 year contract for publishing and developing content that aren’t based on the movies means that there is a lot of unexplored content within the new Star Wars universe. The new Star Wars: Battlefront from EA DICE was announced last year, but hopefully we can see hints at additional future games coming from several EA developers. EA Canada working on an open-world Star Wars title sounds like an exciting departure from its regular output of NHL content.
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