The next digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic is called Galactic Starfighter and it will contain 12 vs 12 space battles.
Galactic Starfighter contains a variety of unique starships, a "wide set" of customization and upgrade options, multiple battle zones and gameplay modes.
Active subscribers will be offered Early Access starting December 3 and Preferred Status Players on January 14.
Galactic Starfighter will be offered as a free-to-play expansion to the public beginning on February 4.
Each group will also receive special in-game items as part of this Early Access opportunity and as a special benefit, active subscribers as of November 1 will receive an exclusive Galactic Starfighter early Gunship unlock and custom Gunship paint jobs.
“Our goal with Star Wars: The Old Republic has always been to immerse players into their own Star Wars adventure and huge space battles are a vital part of fulfilling that fantasy,” said Jeff Hickman, GM of BioWare Austin.
“Galactic Starfighter will be a deep experience that will continue to grow over time. We can’t wait for both our current and new players to get their hands on it soon.”
Starting December 3, subscribers are eligible to receive special reward items along with the Early Access opportunity.
Subscriber Early Access Rewards (Subscriber Early Access opens December 3, 2013)
Early Access to Galactic Starfighter on December 3
Exclusive Paint Jobs
Two Pilot Suits
Two Titles (“Test Pilot” and “First Galactic Starfighter”)
Subscribers get the maximum leveling and progression benefit (a Starfighter Pass will also be available for purchase in the Cartel Market beginning January 14)
Preferred Status players will receive:
Early Access to Galactic Starfighter on January 14
Two Pilot Suits
Exclusive Title (“Test Pilot”)