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STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection announced with Steam Deck support

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Aspyr Media are busy! Not long after launching Tomb Raider I-III Remastered, they've now announced the STAR WARS: Battlefront Classic Collection and it's coming with Steam Deck support.

Releasing March 14th it, the official Star Wars announcement mentioned clearly "Steam users will also enjoy Steam Deck support." and Valve has already set it as Steam Deck Verified — so clearly there's been plenty of early testing on this one.

Quite a nice sounding bundling of games here as you get the original Star Wars Battlefront (2004) and Star Wars Battlefront II (2005) with online play for up to 64 players, expansions to the Hero Assault mode and all previously released bonus content.

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Everything included:

STAR WARS Battlefront (Classic)
  • Includes Bonus Map: Jabba's Palace
STAR WARS Battlefront II
  • Includes Bonus Maps: Bespin: Cloud City, Rhen Var: Harbor, Rhen Var: Citadel, and Yavin 4: Arena
  • Includes Bonus Heroes: Asajj Ventress & Kit Fisto

Key Features

Traverse the Galaxy in Campaign Mode & Galactic Conquest
  • Galactic Conquest: Devise your strategy, recruit your troops, and execute your tactical vision for conquering the galaxy.
  • STAR WARS™ Battlefront Campaign: Experience iconic battles from STAR WARS Episodes I-VI
  • STAR WARS™ Battlefront II Campaign: Join the rise of Darth Vader’s elite 501st Legion of Stormtroopers

Massive Locations with up to 64-player Online Support

  • Fight on the ground: Wookiee Warriors, Jet Troopers, Droidekas and more in massive multiplayer action

  • Drive iconic vehicles: Speeder Bikes, AT-STs, AT-RTs, and more in offensive and defensive battles
  • Pilot legendary starships: TIE fighters, X-wings, and more in space and air dogfights

Expanded Hero Assault

Hero Assault is playable on all ground maps including: Death Star, Kashyyyk, Kamino, and Naboo for the first time ever
  • Fight with heroes: Mace Windu, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and many others!
  • Battle with villains: Darth Maul, General Grievous, Darth Vader, and many others!

If you own either the original Star Wars Battlefront (2004) or Star Wars Battlefront II (2005) you get a 20% discount during the pre-order period.

Since it's already Steam Deck Verified it should run on Desktop Linux just fine with Proton.

You can pre-order it on Steam.

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Interesting. Last time I tried to play BF2 classic on Deck I had to configure gamepad bindings in-game for every single action and the lack of auto aim made it a pain to play. Maybe I missed an update? O.o
pytrys Feb 22
I cannot find any info about cross play, which is a must I think.
Pyretic Feb 22
I wish they'd just update the originals instead of re-releasing them :(. It makes sense for consoles that didn't have these games in the first place but I only have BF2 on Steam.
Quoting: Vortex_AcheronticInteresting. Last time I tried to play BF2 classic on Deck I had to configure gamepad bindings in-game for every single action and the lack of auto aim made it a pain to play. Maybe I missed an update? O.o

Oh nevermind my dumb ass confused the deck verified for the "new" classic with the old 😅
WMan22 Feb 22
Alright, I know the drill, buy the original versions before they get delisted in case there's something new that's wrong with the re-release/remaster either on a technical polish level, an artistic level, breaks old mods, or even simply adds unwanted DRM/Anticheat, as tends to be the case.
Viesta2015 Feb 22
I looked in the third party EULA for this game... and it has a section for mods mentioning Mod.IO... i genuinely hope this game has native modding support.
Viesta2015 Feb 23
Quoting: GuestThey stole a mod from the creator and added it to this pack. It was to add controller support I think. Now the mod creator is super mad. Would not buy for scummy business practices.
Assajj ventress and kit fisto? the mod creator is actively reaching out to use the updated mod instead... and even then we aren't certain if it is their mod until we data mine the game when it releases.
QuoteIf you own either the original Star Wars Battlefront (2004) or Star Wars Battlefront II (2005) you get a 20% discount during the pre-order period.
What do I get if I rented the second game from Blockbuster a few times?
enigmaxg2 Feb 23
It requires at least Windows 8 but also requires DirectX 12....
Pengling Feb 23
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Quoting: pleasereadthemanualWhat do I get if I rented the second game from Blockbuster a few times?
A piece of string, two buttons, and some out-of-date chewing-gum.
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