The first major game update for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Rise of the Rakghouls, drops tomorrow, but BioWare is already working on a “much bigger” update for the MMO.
“Game Update 2 is much bigger in scope,” game director James Ohlen told CVG. “It’s further out from launch, so we can have much more of the team focussed on it. There’s Part 2 of Rise of the Rakghouls, a brand new planet called Denova which has an 8-16 man Operation and a new Warzone.
“We might also be able to get some new space game missions into it. In addition to that we have single player content that you’ll be able to go through as well.”
The update will also include the “full” Legacy update, which allows players to establish entire families of characters. Kind of like the Sims, but much more hardcore because it’s not actually the Sims.
“It’s a system that really benefits players who like to play alts – instead of having characters who have no relation to each other you can create a family, and when you’re playing any member of that family you earn experience points for your Legacy tree,” said Ohlen.
“Those then unlock abilities and perks that help improve all your characters. I think that’s going to be popular. Characters can be related to your main character in all kinds of ways – siblings, father, son, friend, you could be married to them.”