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Star Wars Battlefront will have dedicated servers

Emma Clark

Published 21/09/2015 | 12:56

Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront

Some fans' fears have been put to rest. Star Wars Battlefront will feature dedicated servers, according to senior producer Jamie Keen.

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Star Wars Battlefront’s senior producer Jamie Keen said that the upcoming game will have dedicated servers.

Keen spoke with PlayStation Lifestyle at Tokyo Games Show and confirmed that Star Wars Battlefront will utilise dedicated servers rather than peer-to-peer connections.

“We’ll still have dedicated servers. Absolutely. It’s one of the hallmarks of making sure we deliver an unparalled online servers for the game,” he said.

There were fears that because Battlefront uses a skill-based matchmaking system that dedicated servers would be left behind. Players will not, however, be offered a server browser.

Keen recently provided some insight into controlling powerful characters of Star Wars lore. He said, “Our goal was to give an average player around two minutes as a Hero or Villain. But if you’re good enough, you might stretch that to around five minutes. In theory, you could play as Luke Skywalker for a whole match, but that is extremely unlikely. That said, the gauntlet is thrown!”

Star Wars Battlefront will be released on November 17th on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. There will be a beta, open to everyone, which will kick off early in October.

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