Star Wars: The Old Republic to host more surprise events

By Brenna Hillier
26 April 2012 00:22 GMT

BioWare hopes to follow up on the success of Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Rakghoul Plague event, which launched without fanfare to great popularity.

“The Rakghoul plague was a very popular event. You’re going to see more surprises like it in the future,” game director James Ohlen said on Twitter.

The developer is now seeking feedback as to what elements of the event proved most palatable.

The Rakghoul plague was announced in-game via news broadcasts, bypassing the usual PR cycle, which tempted many curious players back to the game to check it out. This is good news for BioWare, which recently admitted that concurrent players are down – but subscriptions are still high.

The latest patch marked the end of the outbreak.

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