today marks an incredible milestone for STAR WARS : The Old Republic, our 10 year anniversary ! Our amazing travel up until this period is one many of you have taken with us, and we ’ rhenium honored to have shared all these years of Star Wars adventures with all of you .
We launched on December 20, 2011 – a ten doesn ’ triiodothyronine seem all that long, but in that time, we ’ ve delivered closely 300 patches and are about to release our 8th expansion. And in that same time span, my family grew a lot, including 5 grandkids, 4 dogs, and two cats .
furthermore, I ’ m very proud of the SWTOR team, as we ’ ve been together for many years, and a great number of us have been working on this game since before launching. In fact, many people on my development team are retentive term veterans, and we all love this game, enjoy the chumminess, the history in concert, and creating a game y ’ all enjoy every day.
It is rewarding to lead a group of talented people who have accomplished so much over the years, and though there have been hurdles such as adapting to the pandemic, my team has overcome them, and they continue to strive in building a big Star Wars bet on .
Over the last ten, many memories have been made both through the game and with our in-person events. These have constantly been key with connecting to our players. I mentioned in our last livestream how much I missed seeing everyone in person. So base hit and event regulations permitting, we are laying down the basis to have our first Cantina in about two years at SW Celebration in May 2022 ! As always, we will parcel more details when we have them .
In our previous livestreams, we ’ ve given players a look into where Legacy of Sith will take them including some newfangled characters who will be joining their adventures. We ’ ve besides talked about how our tenth anniversary is going to be celebrated year long ! here is a whole diverseness of activities presently running both in and out of plot from December 2021 through January 2022 :
- SWTOR anniversary gun charm in Apex Legends – Available through February 15, 2022
- Star Wars Insider January (#207) Issue – Special Edition Darth Malgus cover (now on shelves!)
- Life Day is running from December 14, 2021 to January 11, 2022
- Our annual Anniversary event is running for an entire year! From December 14, 2021 to January 2023
- The anniversary vendor has all existing rewards and new rewards will be added starting in 7.0!
- Our Double XP event starts today and will run to January 4, 2022
- Cartel Market sales are starting today!
- From December 20, 2021 to January 3, 2022
- Seasonal items will be available
- 75% off all Collection Unlocks
- From December 20, 2021 to December 27, 2021
- 50% off all Armor Sets
- 50% off Character Slots
- From December 27, 2021 to January 3, 2022
- 50% off all Mounts and Stronghold Decorations
- Feast of Prosperity will run from January 11, 2022 to February 1, 2022
All of this leads me to giving you some insight into what ’ s going to happen after 7.0 launches. bequest of the Sith is laying the basis for some exciting updates that will be made throughout the next year and beyond. While claim details are hush under wraps, we do have a net imagination for the adjacent few years and I ’ d like to share what our key focuses will be. They fall into two categories : message and Modernization .
Hot on the heels of 7.0, we ’ ll have another update with the R-4 Anomaly Operation and a raw daily area set in an all-new section of Manaan. beyond that, your character ‘s personal saga will continue in an epic storyline extending through multiple patches in 2022 and beyond. After the dramatic stopping point of 7.0 on Elom, you ’ ll proceed to unravel the mysteries of Darth Nul, join the erupting civil war among the Mandalorian clans, and discover the truthful objective Darth Malgus is pursuing. All the while working aboard honest-to-god friends like Kira, Scourge, Akaavi, and Torian, angstrom well as some new faces you ’ ll touch for the first time in 7.0. You ’ ll besides explore raw locations ( some are new to SWTOR, others are entirely new creations ! ) and possibly even gain an opportunity to return to where your character ’ mho journey first began so long ago…
As constantly, you can expect all of this to unfold across a variety of content types : individual player, multiplayer, Flashpoints, Operations, Daily Areas, and more. New progress gear will become available throughout the class starting with the R-4 Anomaly Operation, and as we add gear progress after 7.1, we ’ ll besides ensure that previously available gearing will become more accessible to players.
We besides have some excite updates coming to PvP after 7.0 that we ’ re looking forward to sharing with you after launch !
As many of you have already seen on PTS, a huge part of the team ’ mho work in 7.0 focused on modernizing many aspects of the game. A wholly revamped Character Creation have, modern character sheet, bang-up new features like Loadouts and Weapons in Outfitter, and of course the dramatically expanded gameplay options offered through Combat Styles .
At 7.0 : advance Classes now known as combat Styles. class now known as Origin Story .
We ’ rhenium going to continue updating UI elements throughout the plot next year – in some cases, these will primarily be ocular updates to make our style more cohesive and ensure proper scaling on high resolution screens, but we besides look fore to improving handiness and the casual exploiter experience in other parts of the game as we did with Loadouts in 7.0.
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We ’ re besides eager to upgrade our visuals elsewhere in SWTOR : starting with Tython, Korriban, Hutta, and Ord Mantell, we ’ ll be starting a march of upgrading the ocular fidelity of our planets to bring them more in agate line with the amaze work the team has created in late years .
As you can see we have such an exciting future ahead and we will be sharing more details with all of you specially after 7.0 launches early following year, so expect to hear from me again ! Ten years is a milestone we are so proud of and we are so grateful that you continue to join us on this gamble. To each and every one of you, happy 10th anniversary, we wish you a class full of a lot love, health, and lots of bet on !
-Keith Kanneg and the SWTOR team