[Oct 08, 2013, 5:57 pm ET] - Share - Viewing Comments
BioWare announces Galactic Starfighter
, a new expansion coming to Star
Wars: The Old Republic
to add PvP space combat to the Star Wars MMORPG. This
will go live for subscribers on December 3rd and will be released as a
free-to-play expansion on February 4th. The
The Old Republic website
has more details and
a teaser trailer
Here's the announcement:
AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 8, 2013 – Join the battle
and customize the ultimate starship to become a legendary Starfighter pilot in
the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ universe! Today, BioWare™, a division of
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), and LucasArts announced that Star Wars: The
Old Republic is adding Player-vs-Player (PvP) combat in the Free-to-Play Digital
Expansion, Galactic Starfighter. With a variety of unique starships, a wide set
of customization and upgrade options, multiple battle zones and gameplay modes,
Galactic Starfighter brings the thrill of epic 12v12 space battles to Star Wars:
The Old Republic for the first time.
Active Star Wars: The Old Republic 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 Digital Expansion available to the
public beginning on February 4. Each group will also receive special in-game
items as part of this Early Access opportunity. 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, General Manager 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
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||Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic PvP Space Combat Expansion Announced
||Oct 9, 2013, 04:35
1badmf wrote on Oct 9, 2013, 02:25:
ColoradoHoudini wrote on Oct 9, 2013, 00:17:
Does anyone remember the anonymous employee that came out and lambasted this game for too much audio, not enough content.. the game would fail.. etc? Turns out.. he was RIGHT
pfft i posted that on the closed beta forums several times right after beta began. not a sniff. the only thing they were interested in was tweaking their wow clone in space, not making anything innovative.
If they had managed a WoW clone in space they would be popular, but this is no WoW. Its jailhouse MMO at its worst and the space combat is insulting. The voice acting got boring as hell after an hour, which considering that was the only thing that set it apart from a really average MMO, was as disastrous as they cintinuously denied it was. 200 million - 10 x star citzizens budget and this shit is what they made. So disappointing.
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