New levels coming to SWTOR

Video of the EA SWTOR press conference at E3

Apparently the loss of a large part of the player base has encouraged BioWare to plan an expansion of SWTOR, providing relief to those of us stuck at level 50. The news came in an announcement at the E3 show.

Here’s part of the report from VentureBeat:

“BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka took the stage to announce a handful of new features coming to the game, including the a new difficulty mode, a level cap increase, a new planet named Makeb, and a new species called Cathar. In addition, fan-favorite HK-51 will be available as companion.

“Over 1 million players logged in on day one,” said Muzyka, which made it the biggest MMO launch in history. No doubt the first month was a success, but the game has been through some rocky times since launch. They lost about 400,000 subscribers in roughly three months, and BioWare Austin, the studio behind the title, laid off staff in May.”

Makeb is supposed to be a planet under the control of (or being invaded by) the Hutt Cartel. There’s more information on the expansion from BioWare at the swtor.com website.

Here’s another EA SWTOR video from E3:

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