Players dipping their toes into Star Wars: Jedi Academy for the first time over the weekend, following Thursday’s PS4 and Switch release, have come up against an unexpected obstacle in their quest for Jedi supremacy; long-time PC players are intentionally invading console games to wreak nefarious havoc, thanks to a seemingly unintentional cross-play feature.
Star Wars: Jedi Academy initially launched for PC all the way back in 2003, giving players on the platform a massive 17 years head-start in which to hone their lightsaber skills. Throw in the mouse and keyboard advantage of PC, and players of the freshly launched console ports (as spotted by PC Gamer) weren’t exactly thrilled when they ventured into Jedi Academy’s multiplayer mode this weekend, only to be utterly obliterated by invaders from the dark side.
“I was excited to play this game online, so I picked it up immediately”, wrote a clearly disappointed May Payment on Resetera, “I joined a game where 1 player was absolutely mopping the floor with us and he had .twitchtv in his username. Sure enough, I looked him up and he was playing on PC in a switch server absolutely decimating everyone.”