Star Wars Battlefront will have dedicated servers

Star Wars Battlefront

Like most restaurants, and some wedding receptions, Star Wars Battlefront (opens in new tab) will feature dedicated servers, senior producer Jamie Keen has confirmed. Speaking to PlayStation Lifestyle (opens in new tab) at TGS, Keen said that "we’ll still have dedicated servers. Absolutely. It’s one of the hallmarks of making sure we deliver an unparalleled online [service] for the game".

What Battlefront won't have (opens in new tab), however, is a server browser, so it's not all good news for DICE's galactic fight-'em-up. It was recently revealed (opens in new tab) that hero characters will have to keep killing, never stop killing, to remain on the battlefield in Battlefront, a very gamey feature that might make Luke Skywalker look like a murdery jerk. I guess that's what happens when you don't complete your Jedi training—Yoda was this close to teaching him not to use his Force powers for evil.

There's an open beta (opens in new tab) coming soon, a beta so open that it will be available for everyone. Hooray! (Cheers, IGN (opens in new tab).)

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.