Now that Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Game Update 1.6: Ancient Hypergate is in the wild, BioWare christened the launch with a new trailer showing off the new content. While it may not reveal anything big to the fans following the game here, it still serves as an advertisement for the update.
Two separate updates accompanied today's update, a new Developer Blog from James Ohlen and Terror From Beyond trailer. In the first, James Ohlen speaks about the release schedule for new content going forward for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
This Game Update is also the start of a new release cadence. Our strategy so far has been to release big updates every few months. But this leaves long periods of time where you, our fans, don’t have anything new. So we’re moving to a model where we release Game Updates on a much more regular cadence. Our initial aim is for something as close to every six weeks as we can get. I’d promise an exact schedule, but in a live game we need some flexibility as the stability of the service trumps the release of an update on a particular date.
This year has been exciting so far with three Game Updates. But before the end of the year, it’s our intention to have released another three Game Updates, starting with Terror From Beyond. This is in addition to moving to Free to Play. But I can say in all honesty, that our plans for 2013 are even bigger. Our team’s experience, improving tools and better production processes are allowing us to move faster in development than we ever have before. More exciting news to come!
Lastly, a new launch trailer for the Operation Terror From Beyond is available for download and stream. While it may not feature much new in the trailer, it does at least have a few new areas to see.
On a side note, if you have yet to see the notes for Game Update 1.4, we have those available. If you are interested in diving into all of the content the new patch has to offer, hit our coverage post. With that, enjoy Game Update 1.4!
As you may already know, Star Wars: The Old Republic is at Gamescom and BioWare is showing off some of the content coming out this year. For people who may not be at the event, BioWare compiled a trailer for that content and made it available via their site. The trailer includes much of what you have seen before, just more of it.
During the Star Wars: The Old Republic companion panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, BioWare showed a new trailer for the upcoming HK-51 companion. Now with the panel over, BioWare would like to share the trailer with the rest of the world. While we were not in attendance to hear the crowd reaction live, we will assume the roar in the comments section is similar.
For the official posting of the trailer, head on over to the media section on the SWTOR page.
The 1.2 game update to Star Wars: The Old Republic has arrived. Among the new content in this major update is a new end-game Operation, entitled Explosive Conflict. The story picks up where it left off after Karagga's Palace and takes players to the planet of Denova. A new video has been released providing a preview of what to expect.
In Explosive Conflict, the legendary warlord Kephess has united two warring armies under his flag, declaring Denova’s independence and proclaiming himself its ruler. Now the Republic and the Empire, each battling for control over the planet’s vital resources, send their most powerful heroes to battle through the warlord’s army of soldiers and mercenaries before facing off against Kephess himself for control of Denova.
BioWare released a new trailer today detailing some new features coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic. Game Director James Ohlen shows off some of the the systems being implemented to the game including a new Warzone, PvP ranks, new Legacy details, guild banks, and UI customization. He finishes by saying they'll be listening to the community for feedback and new features to be added in the future. You can see the full video embed past the jump.
This week’s Star Wars: The Old Republic Friday Update is a new Choose Your Side trailer staring the Smuggler versus the Sith Warrior. In the new video, players get a look at some of the tactics and strategies each side can employ to give them the edge on their opponent. The video also features several developers involved in the making of the game commentating on their choice of victor.
Hit the jump for the video embed and official Dev Tracker post.
This week's update Friday Update for Star Wars: The Old Republic unveils information about BioWare's presence at this year's PAX 2011 and a new trailer for new trailer showing off Huttball in the newest Warzone, 'The Pit.' At PAX, BioWare will hold a panel on August 28th in the Paramount Theater at 2PM, where they plan to have a Q&A session with developers and show a live demonstration of the Eternity Vault. The new Huttball trailer has Director of Production Dallas Dickinson giving us an introduction to the spectator sport organized on Nar Shaddaa.
Our updated dissection of the trailer is in the media gallery below. Video embed and official DevTracker posts follow the jump.
This week's Star Wars: The Old Republic Friday Update is a new trailer called 'Join the Fight.' The new, completely in-game trailer, originally premiered at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 and fans loved it. The video is now available for the world to see.
The uneasy peace established by the Treaty of Coruscant is broken and both the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire build their armies. As both sides prepare for open war, a new generation of heroes must rise up to meet the challenges of a volatile age, declaring their allegiances and fighting for what they believe in.
Working dissection is in the media gallery below. As with all of our dissections, items noted in prior dissections will not be mentioned here again unless otherwise important. Feel free to add your thoughts and items you noticed in the videos. If we decide to use your find, we will credit you in the dissection. See the Media Gallery below for the dissection. Video embed and official DevTracker post follow the jump.
Live from PAX East 2011, BioWare announces this week's Friday Update - New In-game Trailer. The Trailer recaps the high level story -- Peace in the Republic, Empire Returned, War, all set to clips of in-game footage. We're bringing this content live so watch this post for the Friday Update news.
UPDATE 11a PT: We had a chance to chat with Stephen Reid and we will have the full interview up relatively soon, but we wanted to let you know about something you will see tomorrow:
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We're having a Saturday update; we got something going up tomorrow. I'm not going to spoil it but it is related to Taral V. I think people are going to like it; you're not going to have to work too hard to figure it out but it is something people have been asking for consistently for quite a long time.
No, it isn't a release date. But yeah, we're having an update tomorrow.
Working Dissection of the trailer is in the Media Gallery below. As with all dissections, we will not comment on stuff seen in prior videos. Make sure to keep checking out throughout the weekend for more content for the Dissection as we will add new content as we go. Official DevTracker post follows after the jump.
GTTV is promoting an exclusive behind the scenes making of a new Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer. The footage will be part of a slew of E3 world premieres set for broadcast this Friday at 11PM. Inside the promo we recognized a few of the team members of Blur, the studio that brought you the original Deceived trailer.
UPDATE: BioWare's Sean Dahlberg announced the following today:
Sneak Peek on Gametrailers TV Just cant wait for E3 to get here? Well, youre in luck! GameTrailers TV will be airing a special pre-E3 edition on Friday, June 11th. During the show, there will be a Behind the Scenes segment where youll get a sneak peek at our next cinematic trailer! Check your local listing for air time.
New TOR-related items are also available from the Star Wars Shop, and a countdown clock is appearing as part of the SWTOR.com homepage Flash animation as well.
In related industry news, Gamasutra is reporting Epic Games China CEO Paul Meegan is LucasArts' new president, filling the vacancy left by Darrell Rodriguez.
The teaser image for E3 happens to be a logo for the Havoc squad, possibly alluding to the content of the trailer.
Planet Coruscant was just announced during the PAX Star Wars: The Old Republic demonstration and as such we were lucky enough to be able to record the trailer of the planet shown via the demonstration stage screen, hope you like it.
We also have a high-resolution direct link for the video. If you download the video via the direct link you will have to have the Divx codec or use VLCPlayer to view it. Note: This was recorded via a cam, so not a direct feed. Hopefully they post a direct feed of the trailer later. Thanks has to go to Pete and Sleeper (two members of the team here at Darth Hater) for recording it for us.
If you liked the video please Digg it if you would be so kind. :)
Update: We now have an HD version of the trailer that we recorded on the 3rd day of PAX.