Star Wars The Old Republic Finally Gets A New Expansion

first_img Star Wars x Adidas Ultraboost Photos Have Leaked’Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Stay on target When it comes to sources of video game drama these days, EA’s Star Wars games and whatever is going on at BioWare are basically at the top of the list. However, while it’s easy to forget now, a few years ago that drama was one and the same as we all watched the tumultuous saga of EA and BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic play out.After making a role-playing masterpiece with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, BioWare got more money than God to pour into a straight-up Star Wars MMO to take on World of Warcraft. For years this game lurched through seemingly endless development as BioWare apparently developed more story than its previous games combined. But despite a strong launch in 2011 (that killed previous MMO Star Wars Galaxies in the process) The Old Republic seemed to fall into that same “not bad, not great” limbo than many games find themselves in after development hell.These days The Old Republic quietly hums along as a profitable and largely liked but seldom discussed free-to-play game. And now it’s getting its first expansion in three years, just in time to ride the coattails of excitement following Star Wars Celebration.Set against the ongoing ancient battle between the old Galactic Republic and Sith Empire, the Onslaught expansion takes players to new planets and new areas of old planets. Perhaps most recognizable to Star Wars fans who aren’t quite as steeped in the lore is Corellia, the shipyard home planet of Han Solo. Other environments include jungles and fueling stations.Onslaught introduces new gameplay additions as well. As expected for an MMO there’s a level cap increase. There are also new abilities and equipment for defining your character build, including brand new “Tactical items.” As cool as this sounds though, it’s a bit bittersweet hearing Old Republic news so soon after Obsidian shed some light on its ambitious plans for a proper KOTOR 3. Where’s Darth Revan at?The Onslaught expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic is available for free for subscribers this September. For more on Star Wars watch the first trailers for Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker and the video game Jedi: Fallen Order. And check out these weird new Coca-Cola cans for the upcoming Disney Star Wars theme parks.last_img

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