LucasArts has revealed details about the promised Jump to Lightspeed expansion
that will add spaceflight to their massively multiplayer Star Wars game, saying
to expect the add-on this fall:
LUCASARTS ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF STAR WARS
GALAXIES(r): JUMP TO LIGHTSPEED
Marin County, Calif. - April 21, 2004 - The struggle between the Galactic Empire
and the Rebel Alliance extends into space with Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to
Lightspeed, the first expansion for the award-winning Massively Multiplayer
Online Role-Playing game set in the Star Wars(r) universe. Releasing in fall
2004 for the PC, this highly anticipated addition will dramatically expand the
Star Wars Galaxies franchise by providing players more than 15 different
vehicles for space exploration and combat.
Starfighters and other starships will be featured in the expansion that can be
used for both space exploration and combat, allowing players to join up with
allies and fly familiar X-wings and TIE fighters into battle against
faction-aligned opponents and AI-controlled ships. Transport ships similar to
the well-known Millennium Falcon will also be added into the game, allowing
players to venture through space with friends aboard.
Set in the Star Wars timeframe between Episode IV and Episode V, this first
extension to the Star Wars Galaxies foundation opens 10 vast and distinct space
sectors, spanning from the Core Worlds to the Outer Rim, for players to explore
while engaging their opponents in intense real-time combat or uniting with
friends in battle or exploration. Players can embark on more than 100 new
missions, venturing through asteroid fields, nebulae and space junkyards while
honing skills in four new space-specific professions. The game also features
two new and completely customizable species.
Since its launch in June 2003, Star Wars Galaxies has allowed players to live
the Star Wars saga and become immersed in the classic Star Wars universe
simultaneously. Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed continues the full
immersion in the greatest Star Wars saga ever told: Yours.