It's 20-freaking-15 and a multiplayer focused title will ship without built-in voice communication on any of its available platforms. That game is none other than Star Wars Battlefront.

We already knew that the game didn't have voice chat during the beta, but most of us probably said that it's reasonable because it's a beta! Turns out the final game won't have voice chat either. EA confirmed this news on Twitter.

The only way you'll be able to chat with others in your game is to form a private party with them and use either the system chat on Xbox Live or the one built into PlayStation Network parties. On PC? Your options are third party programs and probably far more difficult to pull random public players into.

You want to know the most amazing thing about all of this? Only one day ago, when DICE and EA revealed the Droid Run game mode for Battlefront, the following lines were included in their description.
Communication is vital, so let your teammates know if you've spotted a Droid somewhere, how to find it, and if there are enemy forces nearby.

Incredible. Simply incredible. Between this, the complete lack of a server browser, and the difficulty of simply playing with friends, no consumer should stand for this. But you know what? People are going to lap this game up without blinking an eye simply because it's Star Wars.