Bioware working on year-out TOR content

BioWare has been beating its chest over the amount of content coming up for Star Wars: The Old Republic, telling PC Gamer that updates that are still a year out are currently being developed.

“Our writers are working on content you won’t see for over a year,” game director James Ohlen said. “We have a lot of plans. Because of the voice overs, cinematics and moving parts, we have to look way into the future.

“We want to show our fans that we’re serious about supporting the game so we’re going to be releasing new game updates on a regular basis. We have one coming in a week, then we have one in March, then a third one coming after that. Then a fourth and fifth,” he stated.

Ohlen attributes the ability to provide these updates to the game’s early success: “The size of the team we have on the game right now is the size of the entire team that developed a game like Mass Effect or Dragon Age. The great thing is, because we’ve been so successful from a subscriber basis, the number of people playing the game is enormous and continues to grow.”

He also said that, while large expansion packs will come, the team isn’t focused on them right now, “In terms of expansion packs, what’s more important to us is the free updates. Our game updates, the free new content. It’s a subscription based service. Players are already paying $15 a month so they want to know we’re going to continue to provide them with game updates they don’t have to pay extra for. Obviously, expansion packs are something that we’re going to be doing in the future, but right now we’re focused on providing free game updates on a regular basis.”

Plenty more to look forward to for The Old Republic fans, then.