Here’s an interesting development; Disney, the company that owns the rights to Star Wars, has seemingly flipped the switch for Star Wars Battlefront 2 — yes, the same one released way back in 2005! Yep, you read that right! The Star Wars Battlefront 2 servers are back up!
Star Wars fans rejoice! Multiplayer support has returned for Battlefront II. Now you can draft your friends to the 501st legion and join up to 64 other players in a heated online battle for control of the galaxy.
Star Wars Battlefront 2, which is different from DICE’s upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II, was published by now-defunct LucasArts and developed by Pandemic Studios (now shuttered down), and was released way back in 2005 for the PC, PS2, PSP and original Xbox.
No word if this is somehow connected to Star Wars Battlefront II’s upcoming beta later this week, but we’ve reached out to EA to see what they make of it and will update the post if they respond.
As for the upcoming Battlefront II, the beta will start for pre-order buyers this October 4, with the beta being open to everyone on October 6. Make sure to watch the Battlefront II beta trailer that got released today to see what awaits.