The Recent Patch for 2005's Star Wars Battlefront 2 Was From Disney and GOG

The Recent Patch for 2005's Star Wars Battlefront 2 Was From Disney and GOG

Just because Disney Interactive is gone doesn't mean there isn't a team helping maintain key Star Wars games.

Star Wars Battlefront 2, yes Pandemic's Star Wars game from 2005, received a minor update yesterday on Steam, 12 years after the game first came out. But since Pandemic is no longer around and Disney doesn't really make games anymore the question became: who's updating Star Wars Battlefront after all these years?

While it might be nice to imagine a lone hero still working on Star Wars Battlefront 2 after all these years, the truth of the matter is that Disney and Lucasfilms still have internal teams that help manage Star Wars-related partnerships, including Battlefront 2. In reality, the patch was pushed out in partnership between these internal groups and GOG Galaxy a Disney representative told USgamer.

In October 2017, GOG announced that online functionality had been restored to Star Wars Battlefront 2, something that was previously done by fans via workarounds. What's more, the GOG version would feature cross-compatibility with the Steam version.

So it's no surprise that Disney and LucasArts tapped GOG to help maintain the game. The recent patch added minor improvements to lobby functionality, Steam usernames being displayed correctly, and more accurate ping calculations.

A Disney representative also told Polygon that GOG's work on Battlefront 2 is mostly upkeep, meaning you won't see new content for the game anytime soon. However, it's nice to see Disney and Lucasfilms are doing what they can to maintain classic Star Wars games like Battlefront 2.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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