By Dave Tach on Mar 19, 2014 03.19.14
Star Wars: The Old Republic's next expansion, Galactic Strongholds, will bring player housing the to the free-to-play game beginning in June, developer BioWare revealed today. According to an announcement posted on The Old Republic's official site, subscribers as of May 11 will receive access June 24. Preferred Status Players (those who were once subscribers as well as those who've made an in-game purchase of $4.99 or greater) will gain access to Galactic Strongholds July 29. It will arrive for all other players in August. Galactic Strongholds, which you can see in the trailer above, will allow players to take up residence on multiple planets and invite friends from any location. The massively multiplayer online role-playing game will have hundreds of decorations and let players...
By Dave Tach on Mar 07, 2014 03.07.14
A trailer released today for Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare's massively multiplayer online role-playing game for Windows PC, appears to tease an upcoming feature: player housing. A John Williams-like orchestral soundtrack plays in the background as commuters make their way through packed skyways. And then it winds down with a message: Welcome home. Press play above to see the trailer, which clocks in at 52 seconds. The YouTube video's description also suggests that players "Get ready to make yourself at home in Star Wars: The Old Republic." For more on Star Wars: The Old Republic, be sure to read our coverage of Galactic Starfighter and the new features that launched when the spaceship-focused expansion became available to the public in early February. You can also learn about...
By John Funk on Dec 03, 2013 12.03.13
A new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic's free digital expansion Galactic Starfighter focuses on how players can customize their interstellar combat vessel. Said customization can be both practical and cosmetic; the trailer shows examples of both, with players swapping out their weapons and changing their paint jobs. Galactic Starfighter is currently in early access for The Old Republic subscribers.
By Jenna Pitcher on Nov 14, 2013 11.14.13
By Samit Sarkar on Oct 08, 2013 10.08.13
The second expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic is called Galactic Starfighter, and developer BioWare will begin rolling it out in December, publisher Electronic Arts announced today. Galactic Starfighter follows the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion, which was originally released this past April. The new expansion brings player-vs.-player combat into The Old Republic with 12-on-12 dogfights in space between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire. Users will be able to customize their starfighters and take different roles on the vessels, including scout and gunship. Galactic Starfighter will initially be made available to current subscribers on Dec. 3. Those Early Access users will receive exclusive paint jobs, pilot suits and in-game titles, as well as the maximum leveling and...
Star Wars: The Old Republic 2.1 trailer offers new customization with armor dyes, playable cat people
By John Funk on May 15, 2013 05.15.13
BioWare has released a new trailer for its 2.1 update of Star Wars: The Old Republic, a content patch based around player character customization. The trailer shows the variety of new Dye Modules that players can use to paint their armor and uniforms to their desired color scheme, whether a more hardcore-looking red and black or a softer-seeming pink and white. Players will also be able to customize their characters' physical appearances in-game. Update 2.1 also adds a new playable species, the catlike Cathar. This is not the first time Cathar have shown up in a BioWare game; Knights of the Old Republic optional party member Juhani was a Cathar. Update 2.1 is now live.
By Dave Tach on Apr 26, 2013 04.26.13
A video released today for Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, offers a glimpse of the new customization options and playable Cathar characters coming in update 2.1. Check out the video above to see how you'll be able to customize your character with the latest galactic fashions and fight as the cat-like Cathar species. The game's recent 2.0 update brought tweaks to the bolster system, new player versus player brackets and changes to the Jedi Consular and Sith Inquisitor classes.
By John Funk on Apr 15, 2013 04.15.13
The Empire and Republic have a new threat to contend with in this new launch trailer for Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the first expansion to BioWare's MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. The interstellar gangster Hutts violently stake their claim to the resource-rich planet Makeb with a blockade, and begin heavy mining for the powerful Isotope 5, a substance which would give them power to directly challenge Republic and Empire alike. Rise of the Hutt Cartel is out now for Windows PC.
By John Funk on Mar 11, 2013 03.11.13
BioWare Austin has released a video with a pair of Star Wars: The Old Republic developers walking viewers through the planet Makeb, the primary location of the game's first major expansion pack, Rise of the Hutt Cartel. Makeb is a planet rich in resources, and those resources are scarce in the ongoing war between Republic and Empire. The sluglike, oft-criminal Hutts are eyeing Makeb themselves, meaning that the Empire and the Republic must send their best heroes and agents (read: the player) to try and secure some of Makeb's precious resources to fuel the war machine. Rise of the Hutt Cartel is slated for release sometime this spring.
By Emily Gera on Feb 12, 2013 02.12.13
A new teaser video for the recurring event in Star Wars: The Old Republic, known as "Relics of the Gree," offers a sneak peek at the enemies players will be pitted against on the ice planet Ilum. First announced last month, Relics of the Gree allows both subscribers and free-to-play users of level 50 to assist the Gree race in gathering information. Players can either work in teams or alone, helping the Gree search the ice planet for details regarding an ancient starship called the Gray Scant. The event will finally grant players access to high-powered weapons and armor developed by the Gree race. The Relics of the Gree event begins today.