BioWare has released a video announcement of a new player housing feature for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
BioWare Community Manager Eric Musco teased players with a video showing what appeared to be player housing during a Twitch livestream yesterday. This confirmed what dataminers had recently posted on Reddit, showing that additions to the game code and assets pointed towards this feature being implemented.
Today it was officially confirmed with this announcement trailer, captured from the development livestream:
Player housing is a feature missing from many recent MMOs, and amongst fans who played Star Wars Galaxies especially this has been a much requested feature that is sure to prove popular.
Player-owned structures in Star Wars Galaxies could be placed almost anywhere on a planet, with some player controlled cities becoming busier than areas built by the developers. Houses allowed players to sell merchandise and show off their possessions, as well as provide valuable storage space.
It is currently not clear what kind of system The Old Republic will be using but more details are sure to emerge soon.
According to Jedi News a very reliable source has revealed to them that all six Star Wars movies will be receiving a digital release for the first time in November 2014, as Lucasfilm have now finished digitising the complete saga.
Additionally, the report suggests that even more previously unseen footage has been unearthed and will be also released. There is little information available at the moment though, so hopefully something more concrete is confirmed soon!
Veteran author of the Star Wars expanded universe, Aaron Allston, has passed away aged 53.
The much beloved author collapsed at VisionCon in Springfield, Missouri, with suspected heart failure.
Allston's friend and fellow Star Wars author Timothy Zahn, posted a tribute on Facebook:
Aaron was a wonderful author, a devastating punster, an erudite teacher, and -- most of all -- a wonderful friend. His humor in the midst of his pain and medical difficulties was an inspiration to everyone around him, and I will always remember the panels he and I (often with Mike Stackpole) did together. The Aaron, Mike, and Tim show, as we called it, has come to a sad close.
Aaron Allston was a Texas-born veteran of Star Wars, most well known to fans for his contributions to the X-Wing and New Jedi Order series. He also wrote for the Legacy of the Force and Fate of the Jedi series. His last Star Wars novel was took him back to his roots with X-Wing: Mercy Kill.
His dedication to sci-fi and fantasy, and the unrivalled wit he poured into his writing will be sorely missed by fans.
Rest in peace Aaron Allston, 1960 - 2014.
Star Wars Expanded Universe Timeline
Check out the timeline! It's still under construction!
In the continuity of the Star Wars saga there are eight clearly defined eras into which every story fits, and you can see these listed below.
The earliest stories occur Before the Republic, and tales of the Sith Wars and Jedi Civil War take place during the Republic era. The time of the Star Wars prequels are nestled within the Rise of the Empire era, which comes to an end with the Battle of Yavin and the start of the Rebellion era. After the fall of the Empire comes a New Republic, but the galaxy is changed again when the Yuuzhan Vong invade the galaxy at the start of the New Jedi Order era. The future is unclear, but many tales have already been told in the Legacy era...
The final publishing category is Infinities, which are often alternate universe or other stories considered non-canon. We currently have not included these stories in our timeline.
As new stories are always being added, this is a continuous work in progress, so if you spot a mistake or omission please let us know!
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