future of swtor

EA plan on being in the SWTOR business “for a long time”

With all the talk about server merges and the possibility of a free to play format in the future, some are getting the impression that SWTOR is a sinking ship but there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. Honestly, it just doesn’t make a lot of sense for a company like EA to put that much work and effort into a game like this and then just scrap it when things don’t seem to be going as well as they would like. My guess is that they will continue changing, adding and reworking things to keep the interest in SWTOR alive. No game ever sees a perfect launch and while some are more rocky than others, SWTOR wasn’t that bad at all. In fact, it was met with a successful launch but the problem came in when players loved the game so much they seemed to blow right through…

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Future Upgrades to Space Combat

One thing that I was super excited about before the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic was the space combat. I was not the only person who felt quite let down by what we ended up with. I wasn’t expecting it to be EVE Online but I did expect something a bit more than what we got. The good news is that BioWare is listening to player complaints and they have many plans in mind to improve space combat and features in the future. Until recently, they have remained fairly tight-lipped about this portion of the game but recently, Lead Designer Daniel Erickson revealed some secrets in an interview with Now Gamer. ‘Full 3D space battles’ topped a recent poll of new features that SWTOR players want to see in the MMO; when asked how many new features were  still due to hit the game Daniel Erickson told NowGamer…

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BioWare Wants Feedback on Future Content: SWTOR and Beyond

Where is the future of SWTOR going? This is a question that many are asking- both those who love the game and also those who have yet to try it out. You can bet the dev team of BioWare Austin is asking the same question. In fact, they have an entire department dedicated to this sort of thing: future content. What better way to make a game great than to go to the community and talk with them about what they want? BioWare is on the right track by asking for feedback of the players. This is who they are making the game for and while they cannot please all of the people all of the time, they can make the game a whole lot better for their audience by listening to what the players have to say. So here’s your chance to speak out about what you want from…

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