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Star Wars Battlefront Collection gives you a 64-player nostalgia hit

The Star Wars Battlefront Collection brings the epic galactic shooters to PS5 and Xbox, including their exceptional multiplayer modes.

Star Wars Battlefront Collection Multiplayer: An image of a Stormtrooper in Star Wars Battlefront 2.

It is an excellent time to revisit classic games on PS5 and Xbox right now. We’ve just seen Aspyr release the excellent Tomb Raider 1-3 remasters, and now the studio is continuing its streak with the Star Wars Battlefront Collection. Not only does Aspyr’s current-gen release look set to deliver a huge nostalgia hit, but it will also include a vital component: 64-player multiplayer madness.

In a recent PlayStation blog post, Aspyr director of product Chris Bashaar details that “we’re excited to announce that cross-gen multiplayer is supported, so whether you’re playing on PlayStation 4 or PlaySation 5, get ready to jump in.” Packing together 17 maps in SW Battlefront and over 20 maps in SW Battlefront 2, you’ll also get access to some of the best multiplayer game modes ever.

The original Star Wars Battlefront games are quite possibly the best Star Wars games ever made, keeping us captivated in the Rise of the Empire campaign in SW Battlefront 2 or Galactic Conquest in the first game. But as new PS5 games and new Xbox games, they wouldn’t be complete without proper multiplayer skirmishes. The Star Wars Battlefront Collection includes beloved modes such as Conquest, Capture the Flag, Hunt, Assault (Space), and Hero Assault.

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Hero Assault, which later became Heroes vs Villains in the 2017 iteration of the game, is a superb game mode that provides a great diversion away from just third-person or first-person combat. There are heaps of iconic Star Wars characters to play as, including some new ones as part of this release. Specifically, Star Wars Battlefront 2 will include Asajj Ventress and Kit Fisto as bonus heroes to play in across “restored” maps like Bespin: Cloud City, Rhen Var: Harbor, Rhen Var: Citadel, and Yavin 4: Arena.

What we particularly love about this upcoming release is that Aspyr appears to have taken great care keeping the game’s original aesthetic and charmingly dated graphics intact, albeit with a bit of polish here and there. It feels like it will still capture those days of playing them for hours on a boxy CRT TV, or even on the PSP. With games like Helldivers 2 rejuvenating the co-op game genre too, there hasn’t been a better time to gather your friends for an interstellar battle.

We’re still eager to see whether the Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Remake will come to fruition, though. In the spirit of the Star Wars Battlefront Collection bringing new and returning players back to these awesome games, here are some other Star Wars games that deserve the same treatment.