While the news that the Star Wars Battlefront beta will be open to everyone is certainly welcome, the announcement that the shooter will use skill-based matchmaking instead of offering a server browser wasn’t met with the same reception.
Understandably, once people heard that skill-based matchmaking was the route DICE was taking, some assumed that Star Wars Battlefront won’t use dedicated servers. For those worrying about it, worry no more, as DICE has confirmed that Star Wars Battlefront dedicated servers are a go!
Speaking to PlayStation LifeStyle at TGS 2015, Star Wars Battlefront Lead Heroes Designer Jamie Keen confirmed that the game will indeed use dedicated 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 online servers for the game.
So, no server browser, but yes to dedicated servers. Got that? Good.
Is this enough for you to consider buying Star Wars Battlefront even if it doesn’t have a full-fledged single-player campaign?
Star Wars Battlefront will hit retail on November 17 for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.