After we reported on the news of a possible Star Wars: Battlefront port, I tried following up with the developer and publisher to get a definitive statement on the matter. Unfortunately, Pandemic Studios stated they were unable to comment, and LucasArts remained silent on the matter.The game shipped this week to retailers, and in this forum post a developer mentions a Linux port of the dedicated server:
- Dedicated server options ? We are working to improve the dedicated server programs for both the PS2 and PC versions. We’re currently working on a Linux port of the server code. We will then focus on options that will provide admins with greater control and flexibility.
Pandemic sounds like they have their hands full with launch day aftermath, so it may be quite some time before there’s even a statement on the status of any potential Linux client.