Like many multiplayer games these days, Star Wars Battlefront will be moving away from traditional server browsers in favour of a new matchmaking system. While matchmaking systems have become much more common in shooters over the years, it seems that many were still hoping for a server browser as plenty of fans have voiced their disappointment.
Obviously the upsides to having a server browser is greater control over who you play with, along with what maps and modes you end up on. Additionally, you can avoid those with high ping for a smoother connection experience.
While matchmaking systems are good for allowing developers to ensure that all maps get played, they can be inconvenient for many players, particularly when a player-base dwindles as it becomes harder to find a decent game. All we need to do is look at Evolve in its current state to find proof of that.
Either way, we’ll find out how Battlefront holds up next month, when the beta launches on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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KitGuru Says: I’ve always preferred server browsers on my PC games, though I’m not necessarily against matchmaking . Unfortunately, those systems make it much harder for smaller player-bases to keep playing.