It's time to blow the dust off your old consoles and plug in as Disney has released a few patches to the original Star Wars: Battlefront 2 game last week.Although Disney isn't actively creating console or PC games anymore, they're still working with partner companies to maintain all of their older titles as a licensing business, including ones they acquired from Lucasfilm back in 2012. Disney and Lucasfilm still have developers on-site to deal with outside parties such as licensees and other development partners.
Remember that there's no relation between the 2005 Star Wars: Battlefront 2 published by LucasArts originally and the Electronic Arts version that was released late last year.
It may seem bizarre that the over a decade old game would still be receiving updates, but fans are doing everything they can to keep the original title alive. The original Star Wars: Battlefront 2 lost official network support back in May 2014 with the shutdown of GameSpy Technology. But GOG Galaxy revived the still-popular game by reactivating online gameplay across both GOG and Steam. Players reported many technical issues at the time which prompted for a second patch release correcting all of the original issues.
A Disney spokesperson said that GOG Galaxy is only handling development and patching on a technical level, so it's highly doubtful that any new content will arise for the game. Still, it's rare that an old game is revived without asking for a re-release cost from its players.
Despite the controversy from EA Games Star Wars: Battlefront II, this definitely seems to be a nice gesture from Disney to please their fans and Star Wars fans alike.
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