Galactic Strongholds Expansion Pack Delayed for Star Wars: The Old Republic
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.24.2014
More features will be added though…
Bioware announced on the official website for Star Wars: The Old Republic that the next expansion pack for the game, Galactic Strongholds, has been delayed. Senior Producer Bruce Maclean explained that the delay will allow more features to be added to the expansion.
The pack was originally set for a June 24 release, but it's now been pushed back to August 19 so Bioware can implement the new features. The new expansion will allow players to live on multiple planets, customize their apartments, and launch Guild Flagships.
Speaking on the delay, Maclean said: "We have been listening to what you, our players, were hoping to see from the Galactic Strongholds expansion. When playing early builds of Galactic Strongholds it became that clear that our June Early Access date was simply not enough. For this to truly feel like an expansion, it needs to include the full set of features, including those originally coming later in the year. So what does this mean? We are moving the start date for Subscriber Early Access from June 24th to August 19th in order to deliver to you the most features at the highest level of quality. The result will be a far more compelling experience, including additional features such as the ability to place your vehicles and pets in your Stronghold and for Guilds to conquer planets."
Features that will be added to the expansion because of the delay include:
Conquest Events: use the power of your Stronghold to dominate these events and earn rewards
Guild Flagships will now offer expanded functionality for Guilds:
Provide powerful buffs to Guild members from orbit
Transport entire groups to your personal coordinates instantaneously
Compete in Conquest Events to conquer entire planets
New Stronghold: Tatooine Homestead
Vehicles, Mounts, Pets, and Companion Characters can be placed as decorations in Strongholds