BioWare details incoming Old Republic updates

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (well, the internet) BioWare announced Star Wars: The Old Republic, the MMO follow-up to its Knights of the Old Republic series.

Now we sit just days away from the game’s full release, but that isn’t stopping the development team detailing just what updates we can expect to see in the future. A post on The Old Republic Community News page has done just that, giving players a tease of what’s coming up post-release.

Of course, the team will be adding new Operations, Flashpoints and solo missions, but they also hope to make some big additions to guilds. In the future for example, they hope to get Guild Capital Ships to the game. The developer also has a whole team dedicated to working on PvP content, with new Warzones and areas on the way.

Finally, the team teased an expansion of the on-rails space segments. Hopefully that means they’ll be heading off rails. These details and more were listed in the post by handy bullet points, which we have below. The Old Republic hits on December 20th for PC.

New Content – We will be adding new content to the galaxy on an ongoing basis. These worlds will include Operations, Flashpoints and solo content.

Guild Functionality – Guilds are important to the long term health of any MMORPG. We have a huge list of guild centric features. This will be an ongoing effort that will probably never end. Guild banks are the first thing we’ll be delivering in our plans for increased guild functionality. Eventually we even want to deliver on the promise of the long hinted at “Guild Capital Ships”.

UI customization – You like choice. We hear you! SWTOR is all about choice. Being able to choose how you interact with an online game is something we feel is very important. We are going to be giving more control over the UI as an ongoing effort. This is a very big priority for us.

PvP – We have an entire team dedicated to adding content and features to player vs. player. We have some of the most experienced PvP developers in the world on this team. So far very few people have seen, or know much about the stunning Open World PVP on Ilum; when you get to the high levels prepare to be blown away! In addition to that high level PVP content, expect new Warzones and new PvP features on a regular basis.

Space Combat – We will continue to add missions to the space game. We also have a special project going on right now that will expand space gameplay in a significant way… for now the details will have to remain under wraps.

Legacy System – The ability to select a surname for your character is just the start of something much bigger. Soon, the Legacy experience and levels you earn will grant your characters access to powers, objects and other cool benefits.

And more – We have an entire team of developers working on future content. Right now we are focused on nothing else but Star Wars: The Old Republic, so expect new and cool things.