Gabe Amatangelo happened to be at PAX and Gamebreaker was able to grab him for an interview on Star Wars: The Old Republic. During the interview, Gabe fielded on everything from the layoffs to PvP. The most noteworthy item to come out of the discussion was the mention (like in our recent interview) about a new World PvP Event.
It was one of those last features we tried to tackle before launch, and when you’re launching a major MMO, emergent issues arise and resources had to be pulled from it. It was unfortunate, and we were never able to get Ilum to the design spec that we wanted.
At this point, what we’re wanting to do is an event that revitalizes it. It’ll have something to do with an alien race crash-landing into it, and we’re targeting a January timeframe, which is when update 1.1 happened this last January.
While it may not be new as it was mentioned in our last talk with the developer, it still offers some insight on future content. To see the full interview, head on over to Gamebreaker.