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Star Wars Battlefront Will “Absolutely” Have Dedicated Servers

No frustration over match hosts leaving, just poor play!

Based on a report by PlayStation LifeStyle, Star Wars Battlefront will have dedicated servers. At Tokyo Game Show 2015, PlayStation LifeStyle spoke with a Star Wars Battlefront representative on multiplayer matchmaking. DICE’s Lead Heroes Designer Jamie Keen tells the outlet dedication servers are “One of the hallmarks” for Star Wars Battlefront’s online servers.

PlayStation LifeStyle: We know it’s skill-based, but we don’t know if that means no more dedicated servers.  So is the skill-based matchmaking going to use peer-to-peer connections or can players expect dedicated servers?


Jamie Keen: We’ll still have dedicated servers. Absolutely. It’s one of the hallmarks of making sure we deliver an unparalled [sic] online servers for the game.”

Now Star Wars Battlefront players can enjoy blasting stormtroopers and rebels free from the sudden “Host has left,” lose all progress in the match, and await another match. Despite not having the ability to choose your server, this will likely be a welcome reveal for those critical of EA and DICE’s design choices in Star Wars Battlefront. The inclusion of dedicated servers can knock one bullet point off the Change.org petition made on September 3rd, which has 2,200 supporters, after the announcement of zero server browsers for Star Wars Battlefront.

November 17th is the release date for Star Wars Battlefront on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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