Good day SWTOR Group,
As lots of you already know, Star Wars™: The Outdated Republic just lately celebrated its 10-year anniversary this previous December, which is an unimaginable milestone for a sport. On the heels of that anniversary, we launched our seventh enlargement, Legacy of the Sith, in February. Our subsequent content material replace for that enlargement, Recreation Replace 7.1, is slated to be launched on August 2nd. This replace will incorporate a number of recent content material and fixes, together with:
- New each day mission arcs for Republic and Imperial gamers on the planet Manaan.
- A difficult new Operation for 8-player groups.
- Enhancements to our Weapons in Clothes shop system.
- Key revelations about Darth Malgus and the Sith lord whose relics he has been pursuing.
We’re excited so that you can expertise all of this nice content material subsequent month as our work to make sure Star Wars: The Outdated Republic stays a best-in-class MMO continues.
Star Wars: The Outdated Republic is thought for its years of storytelling, and capturing gamers’ hearts for over a decade now. All chapters should shut to ensure that others to start. We needed to take the time to want a fond and wholehearted farewell to Charles Boyd, our Inventive Director, and speak about those that are taking the reins for the sport after his departure. Charles has been with the corporate for 16 years and performed a big function within the sport’s success. Star Wars: The Outdated Republic really is one thing particular and hitting our 10-year landmark collectively was exceptional. I want to thank him for taking part in his half in making that occur; we are going to miss Charles as a good friend and as a colleague and need him all the perfect in his subsequent journey.
As expressed by Gary McKay, BioWare™ Normal Supervisor, “It’s at all times unhappy to see somebody you admire go, however I want Charles all the perfect in his subsequent journey. He leaves SWTOR in glorious fingers with an unimaginable workforce that can carry ahead our imaginative and prescient for the sport. We’re dedicated to SWTOR’s future as we proceed to work on the subsequent Dragon Age and Mass Impact.”
SWTOR’s Design Management Staff consists of proficient, skilled builders who’ve additionally performed pivotal roles in making the expertise as particular as it’s:
- Eric Musco, Lead Producer: Eric has been a member of the SWTOR workforce in a wide range of roles over his 10+ years at BioWare. Lengthy-time gamers could know Eric from his a few years as The Outdated Republic Group Supervisor, however behind the scenes, Eric has been working as a Recreation Producer for a number of years. He seems ahead to retaining our gamers’ views entrance and heart as we proceed to assist and replace SWTOR going ahead.
- Ashley Ruhl, Narrative Director: Ashley has made main contributions to SWTOR through the years, from constructing cinematic scenes for launch to returning to create a few of the most pivotal scenes in Knights of the Everlasting Throne, and most just lately, has acted because the chief of our cinematic workforce by Legacy of the Sith. In her new function as Narrative Director, Ashley will oversee all the sport’s storytelling efforts as we proceed to unfold the mysteries found in Legacy of the Sith.
- Caitlin Sullivan Kelly, Lead Author: Caitlin has been an indispensable contributor to SWTOR’s narrative workforce for nearly eight years. Caitlin will carry our gamers’ ten-year-long private Star Wars sagas ahead with all the new tales, characters, romances, betrayals, and impactful selections SWTOR is thought for.
- Alan Copeland, UX Director: Alan has been on the frontline of modernization in SWTOR, main the workforce that’s updating our UI/UX expertise to make the sport extra clear, accessible, and enjoyable to play.
- George Smith, Gameplay Design Director: George has been part of the SWTOR design workforce since nicely earlier than launch, led our Operations workforce up by Shadow of Revan, and now oversees the total gameplay workforce.
The world of sport growth is at all times evolving and we’re excited to chart out the journey for Star Wars: The Outdated Republic going ahead and share extra about these plans with you quickly.
A Be aware From Charles Boyd, Inventive Director
Even after virtually sixteen years, I nonetheless can’t absolutely consider how fortunate I’ve been to work on Star Wars: The Outdated Republic. The Star Wars galaxy has at all times been an enormous a part of my life since I used to be a child, so attending to play a job in SWTOR’s progress from its preliminary imaginative and prescient to a colossal launch after which an unimaginable stay service for over a decade has been an incredible expertise. The workforce’s ardour, creativity, and dedication to this sport are unimaginable; I don’t suppose I can ever absolutely specific how a lot I’ve admired and appreciated working with them each single day.
As at all times, there are some thrilling issues within the works for the way forward for SWTOR – storylines and planets and gameplay and characters that I can’t wait to see come to life. I’m actually trying ahead to experiencing all of them proper alongside our gamers.
So to the workforce, to our longtime companions at Lucasfilm, and to all of you: thanks so, a lot for this superb journey. I could also be transferring on from the undertaking, however the Outdated Republic won’t ever go away my coronary heart.