Recently, it was discovered that the PS4 and Nintendo Switch releases of Star Wars: Jedi Academy--first released in 2003 for PC and Xbox--was allowing PC players to connect to console servers. You can guess what happened from there.
First discovered on ResetEra last Saturday, user MAX PAYMENT described himself as "excited to play this game online... [until] I joined a where 1 one player was mopping the floor with us and he had a .twitchtv in his username."
How bad was it? Not even the younglings survived.
How does it work? PC players can get in by taking the server IP from a console match and entering it in the PC server browser and joining. Pretty easy, and something that undoubtedly should not have slipped through the cracks, but here we are.
Predictably, after 17 years of playing and using a mouse and keyboard, veteran players are wiping the floor with newcomers that are still trying to learn how to play the game. It isn't all bad though, as PC Gamer reports that while some PC players are enjoying how they can suddenly wipe the floor with every console player they come across, others are welcoming and are probably happy to show off some sick moves that will make newcomers feel like a real Jedi.
Aspyr Media, the ones who ported the game, were surprisingly flippant about console players decrying 'hacks' and PC players destroying them in-game:
Want cheats? d-pad up, d-pad down, click left-stick, click right-stick, click left-stick— Aspyr (@AspyrMedia) March 27, 2020
Not really the most encouraging news for console players to hear, especially when all they want to do is enjoy themselves and not get dummied by people who have been playing the game for almost two decades now.
We'll update this article if anymore news is published. Until then, stay tuned to TechRaptor.
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