Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection Crossplay: Will It Determine the Game’s Success?

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Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection Crossplay: Will It Determine the Game’s Success?

Find out the Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection crossplay details and how the feature could be decisive for the game’s success


While the original Star Wars Battlefront games sparked debate among fans, the news of a modern remaster has garnered a mostly positive response. This new version promises to reignite the franchise with restored maps and characters, some making their debut on certain platforms. Millennial Star Wars fans, especially those who grew up with the games, are eager to jump back in and relive the experience on modern consoles, ideally with friends. But can they squad up across platforms? Let's explore everything you need to know about Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection crossplay.

Is Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection Crossplay?

Yes, it is, but the Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection crossplay functionalities have certain limitations. The Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection launches today, March 14, 2024, on both current-gen (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X) and previous-gen consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)! PlayStation and Xbox players can enjoy cross-generation multiplayer, reuniting friends across console generations for epic battles. While the collection releases on PC alongside consoles, keep in mind that cross-platform multiplayer is not supported at this time.

This information came to light in response to a fan's question on Reddit by an Aspyr employee. The employee did confirm that the collection features cross-generation multiplayer. So, PS4 players can battle alongside PS5 users, and Xbox One players can team up with Xbox Series X/S players. As many as 64 players can play the games together if they are on the same platform.

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How No Multiplatform Functionality Will Affect the Star Wars Battlefront Collection

The lack of cross-platform multiplayer in the Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection comes as a surprise to many fans. The original Battlefront games fostered a strong online community, and the recent surge in crossplay features across the industry adds to the disappointment.

Major titles like Call of Duty and Fortnite have normalized crossplay, allowing players across platforms to connect and battle it out. This trend has made multi-platform crossplay support, a near-expectation for big-budget multiplayer games like the Battlefront Collection.

While the lack of cross-platform Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection crossplay might sting for friends on different consoles, the remake is likely to have a strong showing on each platform at launch. With classic battles and bonus content, there's still plenty to enjoy.

Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection Crossplay: Will It Determine the Game’s Success?

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Get ready to explore the restored Jabba's Palace map in the original Battlefront. Plus, Battlefront 2 boasts four additional maps and two iconic heroes: the Nautolan Jedi Master Kit Fisto and the formidable Sith assassin Asajj Ventress, who was trained by the fearsome Count Dooku himself. These characters aren’t entirely new in the game, however, as both of them appeared in an Xbox-exclusive DLC of Battlefront 2 way back in 2006. Kit Fisto and Asajj Ventress will be playable across all platforms this time.

Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection Crossplay: Will It Determine the Game’s Success?
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