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MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 06/23/03)  | Pub:Sony Online Entertainment
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Jake Rodgers' Letter

Posted by Craig McGregor on Mar 10, 2004  | Comments

Jake Rodgers' Letter - MMORPG.com

Recently, Jake Rodgers - the Art Director for Star Wars Galaxies posted a letter to the community.  He details the present and future states of the visuals in SWG.  Below is his letter:

Jake Rodgers - Art Director for SWGI'm happy to have another opportunity to say hello. My name is Jake Rodgers- Art Director of Star Wars Galaxies. For those of you who have been with the game since the beginning, you've seen many, many changes- we thank you for being part of the journey. If you're just joining us- welcome, and let me say you have only seen the beginning...

After the launch of the game last June, we didn't slow down. We had very high expectations of what we wanted to create, to finish what we thought would complete the foundation. In short, we've created a universe full of possibility- a place where you can not only live in the Star Wars universe, but you can chose from an array of professions, drive your own landspeeder, build your own house, and even be mayor of your own city.

We have gained new focus in our production process and our publish cycles. We now are making publishes more concentrated, more focused, and more thematic, so we can really combine the efforts of art, programming, and design. It has been such a rewarding experience to not only work with the development team, but with you as well. Having the community more and more involved has been a very positive experience, and has made the game immensely better.

We've been planning for the next several months with these things in mind, and it just keeps getting more exciting. What is next for the art team? The space expansion, for one. You'll see images from the space expansion soon. We have been busy designing and building all the ships you'd expect to see, and many you've never seen before. Soon you'll not only see them, you'll be able to craft, customize, and fly them!

In the next several publishes, you should also expect to see new art going in with each profession revamp. The first pass will be for Image Designers, but you can also expect new dance animations, clothing, armor, weapons (lots of weapons!), furniture, droids, mounts, some great new bunkers and caves, and some very special surprises coming as well.

Once again, we hope to go beyond your expectations for the look of the game. See you there...

/wave

Jake Rodgers
Art Director

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