Canadian video game developer BioWare revealed on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 that its massively multiplayer online role-playing game based in the Star Wars universe, Star Wars: The Old Republic will receive two brand new expansions in 2014. Brian Maclean, the studio’s senior producer confirmed a number of changes and updates which will be available to fans of the free-to-play game in the upcoming months.
Out of all the changes, the emphasis will be on the two expansions and Maclean explained that they will be similar to 2013’s Galactic Starfighter and Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansions when it comes to scope. Galactic Starfighter supported The Old Republic’s ship-to-ship combat with a number of new vehicles, as well as player vs. player battle modes. Meanwhile, Rise of the Hutt Cartel presented a new planet in addition to complete storylines for Galactic Republic and Sith Empire players.
Even though The Old Republic is free-to-play, expansion content is being sold as an individual, one-time purchase. However, subscribers will be able to buy the content earlier and at a discounted price.
Some of the free updates planned for Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2014 are in the form of new Flashpoint instances, player-versus-player Warzones and many others. Maclean also stated that game update 2.8 – which is set for June 10, 2014 – will be the biggest one of its kind so far.
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