2014 Plans for Star Wars: The Old Republic


2014 is set to be a big year on all platforms as new games release but what about games that have released a few years ago?  Star Wars: The Old Republic falls into that category, being released in December of 2011.  This MMORPG game is one of the best MMO’s to date so its no wonder people were dying to find out what the game had left in terms of content for the year ahead.

Today, in a public press release, Bruce Maclean, Senior Producer at Bioware Austin, provided his road map for 2014:

  • February 4th: Game Update 2.6 – Galactic Starfighter Digital Expansion, Free-to-Play Launch
    • Galactic Starfighter is now available to Free-to-Play players
    • SIX new Galactic Starfighter ships featuring a new ship role, the Bomber – tough support ships that deploy mines and drones on the battlefield. They can even place Hyperspace Beacons which function as mobile respawn points for their allies!
    • This update also introduces Galactic Starfighter Detailed Scoreboards with loads of new post-match information about your battle performance
    • Your personal Galactic Starfighter Battle Record with detailed lifetime battle stats, and the ability to link each stat to chat
    • Kuat Drive Yards is a vital starship construction site that is of interest to both factions, and forms the setting for a new modular type of flashpoint that contains different scenarios each time you play it. Kuat Drive Yards Tactical Flashpoint scales in difficulty with your level and is available to players starting at level 15
  • March 14th – March 17th: Double XP weekend!
  • April 8th: Game Update 2.7
    • Two new Flashpoints on Tython and Korriban where the Empire and Republic confront each other directly, initiating a new storyline that will span updates across the entire year until its galaxy-shaking finale
    • Nightmare Mode Dread Fortress Operation and a new tier of gear
    • New Huttball Warzone on Quesh
    • New Galactic Starfighter Battle Zone
  • June 10th: Game Update 2.8
    • Nightmare Mode Dread Palace Operation
    • New ships and an entirely new Ship Role for Galactic Starfighter
    • And much more… this is going to be the biggest update up to this point – we will reveal more once we are a bit closer to June

The game definitely has a lot planned for 2014 with even more details promised as the year moves forward.  In addition, minor patches will move from every two weeks to every three weeks as the need to further catch bugs is a necessity to the team.

Feel free to check out the complete press release right HERE and stay tuned to GameSided as we will keep you updated throughout the year to the new content the game brings!