BioWare announced on September 29, 2014 that the official announcement for the Star Wars: The Old Republic 3.0 expansion featuring Darth Revan, the central character of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, would be delayed. Community manager Eric Musco explained via the SWTOR game forums:
“By the time we announce we have to have a concrete idea of what will be coming in the game with the expansion, what types of perks we might give our subscribers, etc,” he writes. “Unfortunately with so many moving parts, we can sometimes run into the scenario like we did today. If we are not 100% confident in what we are going to put out, for a multitude of possible reasons, it can lead to a delay of announcement. We are holding the announcement back a bit to add something really nice for subscribers, and we’ll be revealing all shortly – a couple of weeks at the latest. The delay of announcement has no effect on the expansion schedule, and we are still sticking to our commitment of launching it this year.”
Fortunately for long time fans of the series, this delay in officially announcing the expansion and its contents will not delay its release. However, this didn’t stop angry players from taking to the forums to voice their displeasure. Apparently some players don’t seem to be assured by Eric Musco’s message to the fans. Angry outcry aside, this writer, who has spent a number of hours enjoying SWTOR, is just happy to see that Darth Revan will be returning in any shape or form.
For those who haven’t played SWTOR, it is an MMORPG set in a time long before the movie franchise and 300 years after Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords. Unlike most MMORPGs, BioWare developed a strong emphasis on story and scripted numerous cutscenes and dialogue that add another layer to established genre of gaming. As someone who does not gravitate toward this particular genre, this writer immensely enjoyed this different approach and was happy to see that what was the focus of the first two games was only made stronger by this new format.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic was released on December 20, 2011 and has since released three expansions. Check out the teaser for the Revan expansion above.