Aspyr Accused of Stealing Mod for Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection is set to feature all the bonus content that has been previously released for the two games in the series. However, controversy has arisen as developer Aspyr Media has been accused of utilizing a player-made mod without permission to make this happen.

The creator of the mod has come forward and pointed out their work, complete with animation errors, in the announcement trailer for the collection. They are now requesting Aspyr to incorporate the updated version of the mod before the games are launched.

The Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection mod introduces Xbox-exclusive characters

This particular mod for Star Wars Battlefront II was crafted by iamashaymin to introduce Xbox-exclusive characters like Kit Fisto and Asajj Ventress into the PC version of the game. The mod also brought over some maps from the console version. In the YouTube video showcased above, iamashaymin points out the characters as depicted in the announcement trailer for the collection, emphasizing the animation errors such as Ventress’ unconventional leg movements and saber handling.

The mod creator appears to be unfazed by the fact that their work was utilized without permission, but does find it “kinda annoying” that Aspyr opted to use the “outdated DLC heroes.” iamashaymin is now urging Aspyr to obtain the most recent version of the mod for inclusion in the collection as it comes with “significant improvements” that address all the issues previously mentioned.

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection is bringing back the original Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II to PS5 and PS4 consoles on March 14. The collection boasts enhancements such as online play for up to 64 players and expansions to Hero Assault mode, alongside the aforementioned bonus content from earlier releases. This content includes the Jabba’s Palace map from Battlefront and four maps from Battlefront II: Bespin: Cloud City, Rhen Var: Harbor, Rhen Var: Citadel, and Yavin 4: Arena. Additionally, the collection features the two bonus heroes that sparked the mod controversy.