Next SWTOR update to be “much bigger”, content planned through 2013

By Brenna Hillier, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 00:43 GMT

BioWare has significant, immediate plans for the future of Star Wars: The Old Republic – and an even bigger strategy beyond that.

“Game Update 2 is much bigger in scope [than Game Update 1],” game director James Ohlen told CVG.

“It’s further out from launch, so we can have much more of the team focussed on it. There’s Part 2 of Rise of the Rakghouls, a brand new planet called Denova which has an 8-16 man Operation and a new Warzone. So that’s three big pieces of content.

“We might also be able to get some new space game missions into it. In addition to that we have single player content that you’ll be able to go through as well.”

Additionally, BioWare has teams working on implementing the Legacy system of alt management, guilds, and PvP gameplay.

But that’s just the next content dump – Ohlen revealed BioWare isn’t thinking small.

“We have people working on content that won’t be showing up in the game until 2013,” he said.

“We have writers already finishing off content for that, so I can already play through stuff from 2013 content – just not with voiceovers.

“We’re planning really far ahead, and we have to do that because our content is more complex than your typical MMO content. It requires voiceovers, cinematics and all that.”

Thanks, Gamefront.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.