Battlefront Collection Hit With Even More Frustration
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Battlefront Collection Hit With Even More Frustration


  • Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection
    faces backlash due to its 72.58GB file size, 10x the original.
  • Developer Aspyr is under fire for the lack of optimization in the
    Star Wars
  • Despite the excitement for new characters and maps,
    Battlefront Classic Collection
    has had an extremely disappointing launch.



Despite the initial excitement surrounding the remastered versions of the classic Star Wars: Battlefront games, fans are expressing their frustration over the games’ surprisingly large file size. The Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection has already caused a great deal of controversy amongst its player base due to its disastrous launch which exposed fans to bugs, server issues, and a multiplayer mode that was effectively unplayable for most of the community. The game’s situation is only getting worse as fans are now questioning why it needs to take up so much storage space.

Per a post by GivenMercury on Reddit, players were left puzzled when they learned that the Classic Collection, which includes remastered versions of Battlefront and Battlefront 2, requires a substantial 72.58GB of storage space, which is over 10x the size of the original games combined which collectively amounts to just 7.3GB.

To add further confusion into the mix, some have reported that the game only required 62.87GB on their system, leading to speculation that developer Aspyr shipped the game without any optimization. Whether or not that’s true is unknown but the community is demanding refunds for the product.


Every New Map In Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection, Ranked Worst To Best

As well as the wealth of content from the base games, there are 5 bonus levels included in the Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection.

Battlefront Classic Collection Was Dead On Arrival

General Grievous holding four lightsabers in Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection

Following the announcement that Aspyr was developing a reworked version of the beloved Star Wars games which includes new playable characters like Asajj Ventress & Kit Fisto and an additional map, the community was beyond excited. Both Battlefront titles have maintained a steady and reliable player base since their launch on Steam and the original games are still actively played to this day despite being nearly two decades old. Yet that enthusiasm quickly faded at launch when the Classic Collection arrived with myriad problems that prevented fans from enjoying the rerelease.

The most substantial issue pertained to the amount of servers available upon release with players pointing out that despite the popularity of the Battlefront series, the Classic Collection only launched with three 64-player servers, meaning that only a few hundred players could participate in the beloved multiplayer game mode. Aspyr has confirmed that it’s in the process of adding additional servers to the game but that wasn’t enough to prevent disappointed fans from boycotting the remaster. While a few extra servers have been added, the amount is still not sufficient to accommodate the player base.

What Is Star Wars: Battlefront?

Jedi vs Siths team facing each other in Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection
Image via Aspyr/Playstation

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection is a third-person shooter that allows fans of the iconic galaxy far, far away to relive moments from the films where the forces of good and evil clashed over the future of The Republic. The games feature a plethora of playable factions spread over several game modes including the expansive single-player Galactic Conquest which involves spreading allied forces over as many planets in the system as possible. The Classic Collection is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Source: GivenMercury/Steam

Star Wars Battlefront 2004 Game Poster

Star Wars: Battlefront (2004)

September 21, 2004

Pandemic Studios , Beenox

LucasArts , Aspyr

Action , Tactical , Third-Person Shooter

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