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Star Wars: The Old Republic Unveils Big Plans For 2014

| 4 Feb 2014 17:26
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Electronic Arts says two more major expansions are planned for Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2014.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Senior Producer Bruce Maclean revealed some big plans for the game in 2014 in a new "Producer's road Map," which includes two digital expansions to the game, "one similar to Galactic Starfighter in scope and one more closely resembling Rise of the Hutt Cartel." On top of that, EA is also "actively developing" new Flashpoints, Operations, PvP Seasons, equipment, class changes and more, and while nothing is carved in stone, the intent is to get it all out by the end of 2014.

Another big change is in the timing between minor patches, which is being expanded from two weeks to three. Maclean acknowledged that the lengthier development time will mean a "nine-week cadence for major updates" but said the benefits of improved quality control will justify the extra wait.

In other bits of note, two new Flashpoints on Tython and Korriban that will force direct confrontations between the Empire and Republic are scheduled for April 8, new ships and a new Ship Role for Galactic Starfighter will hit on June 10 and, speaking of Galactic Starfighter, it is open to free-to-play players as of today.

All the dates are subject to change, which should come as no surprise to anyone, but Maclean said these are the "best estimates based on what the teams are shooting for as of right now." To get the full lowdown on what's in store for Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2014, hit up swtor.com.

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