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Star Wars: The Old Republic News

Latest Headlines for Star Wars: The Old Republic

  • I, Jedi

    In his latest Star Wars: The Old Republic column, Community Manager Michael Bitton takes a look at probably the most recognizable character archetype from the game: The Jedi. While acknowledging some reservations about the overarching story, Mike figures that the Jedi adventure just might make the whole game worthwhile. Find out why in Mike's latest look at Star Was: The Old Republic.

    Reported on Sep 22, 2010
  • Becoming Obi Wan

    Bioware has released the latest video developer diary for Star Wars: The Old Republic. In it, devs discuss 'designing the light side' and how they are working hard to represent the classic Jedi experience for players. Citing Obi Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and others as the basis for the design, devs also acknowledge choice in SWTOR, choice that allows for deviation from the light if and when necessary.

    Reported on Sep 20, 2010
  • The Story Problem

    In his latest Star Wars: The Old Republic column, Community Manager Michael Bitton expresses some concerns about the game's story. Bioware is known as THE storytelling game maker and Mike wonders whether the ambitious story for SWTOR will diminish the overall player experience. Read Mike's thoughts and then add your own on our forums!

    Reported on Sep 15, 2010
  • Corellia Profiled

    The holonet at the official Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been updated with information about Corellia, one of the founding planets of the Galactic Republic. There's a new video, bunches of screenshots and background lore to keep you up to date on all things SWTOR.

    Reported on Sep 13, 2010
  • PAX Prime 2010 Wrap-Up

    In his latest Star Wars: The Old Republic article, Community Manager Michael Bitton has taken all of the information from last week's PAX and synthesized it into a readable one-stop-source for all thing SWTOR. Find out what exactly was revealed at PAX and what Mike thinks. Be sure to swing by the forums to add your thoughts to the mix as well!

    Reported on Sep 08, 2010
  • Community Manager Sean Dahlberg Departs Bioware

    What began today as a rumor, has now been officially confirmed: Sean "AshenTemper" Dahlberg has departed Bioware.

    Reported on Sep 07, 2010
  • PAX Interview

    At last weekend's PAX convention in Seattle, Washington,'s Bill Murphy had the chance to chat with Star Wars: The Old Republic Lead Writer Daniel Erickson about cinematics and the overall experience that Bioware is trying to create for players in the game. Check it out!

    Reported on Sep 06, 2010
  • PAX Trailer

    Bioware has released the latest trailer from Star Wars: The Old Republic. The video was shown during last weekend's PAX in Seattle, Washington. The video features a boatload of roleplay conversations with NPCs, cinematic interaction and combat with many character archetypes showing off their moxy. Check it out!

    Reported on Sep 06, 2010
  • Critical Missions in Space

    Devs have updated the official Star Wars: The Old Republic site with a page devoted to space combat. During ship encounters, players will have the opportunity to blast through asteroid fields on their way to 'hot spots' that developers say will evoke memories of epic battles from the movies. The page has wallpapers, concept art, the original space combat trailer and more.

    Reported on Sep 03, 2010
  • KOTOR in The Old Republic

    In this week's column about Star Wars: The Old Republic, Community Manager reveals a dirty little secret: He loved Knights of the Old Republic II. He liked the first KOTRO enough but two was -it- for him. Mike spends time in this column considering what aspects of the KOTRO series could be effectively brought into play in Star Wars: The Old Republic. See what he thinks then add your own ideas to the mix.

    Reported on Sep 01, 2010
  • Gamescom Wrap-Up's Community Manager Michael Bitton has synthesized all of the information about Star Wars: The Old Republic that came out during last week's GamesCom and placed it one handy-dandy article for readers to slice and dice and discuss. Check out the ships and advanced class information that Mike has amassed.

    Reported on Aug 25, 2010
  • Two Starships Revealed

    Bioware and the Star Wars: The Old Republic dev team have updated the Holonet by revealing the first two starships that will be present in the game. Both the Fury class and the Corellian Defender starships are now fully profiled on the official SWTOR site.

    Reported on Aug 23, 2010
  • James Ohlen Interview

    An interview has cropped up at with SWTOR's James Ohlen. The interview focuses on advanced classes (all 16 of them!), PvP issues and space combat. The eight standard classes and the the sixteen advanced classes were designed to give players more game play choices and to diversify experiences. Each base-class player will have two advanced classes to choose from as the game progresses with each path yielding different options and skills.

    Reported on Aug 19, 2010
  • Great Expectations Community Manager Michael Bitton continues his look at Star Wars: The Old Republic. In this week's column, Mike discusses expectations and the effect that recent announcements from Bioware have had on those expectations. Find out what Mike dreams about for SWTOR, the current state of those dreams based on new information and then add your own thoughts to the discussion on our forums.

    Reported on Aug 18, 2010
  • Space Combat Video

    The first trailer featuring space combat in Star Wars: The Old Republic has been released by Bioware and LucasArts. The video features a short cut scene followed by a minute or so of in-game space combat footage.

    Reported on Aug 17, 2010
  • Jedi Knight Advanced Classes Revealed

    Star Wars: The Old Republic devs have revealed the advanced classes for the Jedi Knights: Sentinel and Guardian. Sentinels are dual-lightsabre wielding dynamos and Guardians protect the vulnerable. In addition to a description of each of the advanced classes, Bioware has produced a new video showing off the Jedi Knight in action.

    Reported on Aug 13, 2010
  • Space Combat Cont'd: On Rails Edition! Community Manager Michael Bitton has another fascinating article about space combat in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Last week, Mike expressed concern over Bioware's statement that space combat would be an "alternative gameplay experience". But what a difference a week makes. Find out if Mike still has worries about space combat...or not.

    Reported on Aug 11, 2010
  • The Mandalorian Wars

    More background lore for Star Wars: The Old Republic has been revealed in the latest Holonet vidio update. This episode, narrated by actor Lance Henriksen, chronicles the Mandalorian Wars. It's a must-see for Star Wars 'history' fanatics!

    Reported on Aug 09, 2010
  • Playable Species Revealed

    Star Wars: The Old Republic devs have announced four playable species for the game. Non-human species for players to choose from include: Red-skinned Sith Purebloods, near-human Miraluka, Mirialans, and Zabraks. Each of these races will excel at a given class: Sith Purebloods as Sith Warriors; Miralukas as Jedi Knights; Mirialans as Jedi Consulars; and Zabraks as Sith Inquisitors.

    Reported on Aug 06, 2010
  • Space Combat

    After Bioware's announcement that Star Wars: The Old Republic would feature space combat, forum buzz across the 'Net began. Some wondered if space combat meant mini-games. Others opined that it meant fully-featured immersive combat that would enhance and complement the ground game. This week,'s Mike Bitton takes on the issue of space combat, discussing his hopes and concerns.

    Reported on Aug 04, 2010