Star Wars: The Old Republic

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VideoBioWare reveals SWTOR droid companion HK-51

"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you."

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic trailer

BioWare teases upcoming features.

VideoBioWare reveals new SWTOR features

Guild Banks, new PvP warzone incoming.

VideoEurogamer.net Podcast #96 SWTOR

Oli Welsh, John Bedford and host Tom Champion discuss Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic one month after launch.

Key events

24th September 2011

BioWare announces SW:TOR date

5th January 2014

If trailers told the truth

29th October 2010

New Star Wars: TOR trailer

The Old Republic's latest trailer is better than many Star Wars movies

Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion touches down in December.

Next Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion is Knights of the Eternal Throne

Due when the game turns five years old this autumn.

The Star Wars Day game sales and promotions

"I've got a bad feeling about this."

Star Wars open-world RPG Kickstarter bites the dust

"All you need is the force and you will do ok in life."

FeatureStar Wars: A new hope for The Old Republic

Do or do not, there is reason to try.

FeatureThe Old Republic's new expansion isn't quite Knights of the Old Republic 3

But it's a cracking addition to BioWare's Star Wars MMO.

Decorated writer Drew Karpyshyn returns to BioWare

Lead writer of Mass Effect 1 & 2 and KOTOR.

See inside BioWare Edmonton with Google Maps

I spy with my little eye...

Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion Shadow of Revan announced

Due in December. Subscriber pre-orders get 12x experience boost prior to launch.

Elder Scrolls Online has ~775,000 subscribers - report

And SWTOR made $165m last year, apparently.

Summer SWTOR expansion adds player housing

Galactic Strongholds, and Guild Flagships.

BioWare has a new boss

SWTOR chief steps up.

FeatureThe story of a raiding guild with a PR but no game

Dedicated, professional and putting in upwards of 25 hours a week, Enigma's a tribe without a home.

FeatureHave traditional MMOs had their time?

And what do we make of the shared-world games and MOBAs that have risen up to replace them?

Former BioWare boss: PS4 and next Xbox unlikely to cure "sick market for old-school gaming"

"I honestly don't think they're going to be that big a deal."

KOTOR2 dev wants to pitch Disney a new Star Wars game

Has a setting that sits between Episode 3 and 4.

Greg Zeschuk reflects on leaving BioWare for beer

"You just get tired of it after a while."

BioWare quickly rethinking, improving F2P SWTOR restrictions

"We want you to know that this is an ongoing dialogue."

BioWare reveals SWTOR free-to-play restrictions

A bit like when Luke pulls back his hood in ROTJ.

SWTOR creative director Daniel Erickson leaves BioWare Austin

Will he wind up at Bethesda's new Austin-based studio Battlecry?

A conversation with EA's Peter Moore on the thorny issues of DLC, Online Passes and all the rest of it

"You can pretty much pick out the age of most of your readers by their commentary."

Peter Moore gives BioWare vote of confidence after tumultuous 18 months

"They're doing great. Mass Effect has been enormous for us."

The writer who left BioWare: Eurogamer interviews Drew Karpyshyn

On poor fiction, text versus graphics, KOTOR, the Mass Effect 3 ending and Children of Fire.

EA's Peter Moore insists: "There is no feud with Valve"

"Gabe's a great friend of EA's. We're a great friend of his, we like to think."

BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk quits Old Republic dev BioWare Austin - report

UPDATE: Job "always planned to have a finite endpoint," Zeschuk explains.

The Old Republic goes free-to-play this autumn

Premium subscription option also available. UPDATE: New model will launch in November.

The Old Republic producer leaves BioWare

There is a great disturbance in the force.

EA previews "landmark update" Origin 9.0, which is days away

New friends lists! Better menus! Sliders! "Smoother" performance!

BioWare's CGI introduction to SWTOR companion HK-51

No expense spared for a KOTOR-inspired favourite.

VideoBioWare reveals SWTOR droid companion HK-51

"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you."

Star Wars: The Old Republic dev "looking at free-to-play"

"We have to be flexible and adapt to what is going on."

EA: Origin won't copy Steam 75% off sales

"It cheapens intellectual property."

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic trailer

BioWare teases upcoming features.

SWTOR level cap going up, free trial announced

BioWare teases the year ahead.

The Old Republic lead speaks out on recent BioWare lay-offs

"The MMO is the toughest part of the game industry."

Star Wars: The Old Republic lay-offs confirmed

BioWare "ensuring affected people are treated with dignity, fairness and respect."

EA blames Star Wars: The Old Republic subscribers fall on casuals leaving game

"Make no mistake, BioWare intends to grow subscribers."

Star Wars: The Old Republic has lost 400,000 subs since February

But strong digital sales help EA back into annual profit.

EA wants to know what you think of Origin

Admits it hasn't succeeded in communicating what's already available.

BioWare revises, extends SWTOR free-game-time offer

Level 50-only restriction dropped after fan feedback.

SWTOR Game Update 1.2 tomorrow: patch notes, maintenance timing

Ranked Warzones! Customisable UI! New world boss!

Pro-EA LGBT petition hijacked by bots

Hackers add as many as 5000 signatures.

PodcastEurogamer.net Podcast 108: Ridge Racer Unbounded/Smash the Homophobes Special

We dissect the self-inflicted "fun button" saga and talk about EA's stout defence of BioWare's wooden sex scenes.

Stephen Fry, Charlie Brooker lend support to EA over LGBT game content row

"Good for @EA for telling the homophobes to f*** off."

EA hits back at anti-gay groups over same-sex relationships in Mass Effect, SWTOR

"This isn't about protecting children, it's about political harassment."

Blizzard acknowledges Star Wars: The Old Republic's impact on WOW

Subs dip "has to at least be attributable to SWTOR".

Star Wars: The Old Republic is free to play this weekend

BioWare lures new players with complimentary trial.

Mass Effect 3 sells nearly 900k in US in 24 hours

EA suggests SWTOR expansion announcement soon.

665 people worked on Star Wars: The Old Republic

Storytelling so good players can't go back to WOW, says BioWare.

SWTOR Game Update 1.2 'Legacy' announced

Legacy improvements, Guild Banks, Warzone raking, more.

Star Wars: The Old Republic update 1.2 previewed

Endgame crafting, companion dances incoming.

BioWare: SWTOR players average 4-6 hours per session

"Their sessions are absurd," says Zeschuk.

KOTOR, Mass Effect lead writer Drew Karpyshyn leaves BioWare

Not because of Mass Effect: Deception.

Peter Moore on EA's Origin: "I would ask give us 18 months to two years"

"It got off to a rocky start for all the wrong reasons."

FeatureWhy Devs Owe You Nothing

When does a game belong to its fans rather than its creators?

SWTOR patch 1.1.2: notes, on test realm

Force-using classes altered most.

40% of all Star Wars: The Old Republic sales made through Origin

More publishers sign up to EA's digital platform.

EA claims 1.7m active Star Wars: The Old Republic subscribers

Plus, Battlefield 3 and FIFA 12 both pass the 10m mark.

BioWare to hold Star Wars: The Old Republic Guild Summit

Studio wants to explain design decisions, get player feedback.

SWTOR 1.1.1 patch notes in, servers return

White Lightsaber crystals for all?

BioWare discussing European SWTOR maintenance windows

Apologises for Saturday's inconvenience.

GAME website removing PC games is a mistake

Blame "a gremlin in the system".

BioWare details incoming SWTOR features

Guild Bank, Legacy system, new PvP warzone.

VideoBioWare reveals new SWTOR features

Guild Banks, new PvP warzone incoming.

BioWare fixes Old Republic Valor exploit

Will take action against players "who took extreme advantage".

More SWTOR controversy as unsubscribe tab disappears

UPDATE: BioWare responds, confirms fix incoming.

Valor exploit in SWTOR update 1.1 causes player uproar

UPDATE: BioWare readying new patch.

Star Wars: The Old Republic update 1.1 delayed

UPDATE: Servers are back online.

PodcastEurogamer.net Podcast #96: Star Wars The Old Republic

Speak, or speak not. There is no mumble.

VideoEurogamer.net Podcast #96 SWTOR

Oli Welsh, John Bedford and host Tom Champion discuss Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic one month after launch.

FeatureBuilding Better Worlds - an MMO Tale

From the archive: If you come at the king, you best not miss.

BioWare dates SWTOR patch 1.1, details future Game Updates

Pace of post-release content "more aggressive" than WOW.

VideoSWTOR Rise of the Rakghouls patch 1.1 trailer

New top-level Flashpoint shown.

BioWare SWTOR post-mortem: it's more innovative than an FPS

"Even World of Warcraft doesn't get 10/10s hardly at all."

BioWare: "most" people aren't having SWTOR performance issues

It's a "smaller" group with low-end PCs.

BioWare responds to SWTOR performance issues

Dev "resolving the indoor framerate drop".

SWTOR patch 1.1 notes: new content

New bosses, level 50 Flashpoint, Ilum changes.

SWTOR January 2012 PVP changes and beyond

Ilum container exploit fix among them.

SWTOR "/getdown" dance exploit patch tomorrow

BioWare promises updates "almost every week".

BioWare explains recent spate of SWTOR bans

Vows to adjust Ilum to "discourage" exploits.

SWTOR has 350,000 peak concurrent users - report

Proves there can be multiple MMO champions.

BioWare takes Star Wars The Old Republic queues "seriously"

Analyst reckons MMO already has 1 million players.

Star Wars: The Old Republic two-day grace period announced

"We've been listening," BioWare says.

Star Wars Galaxies switched offline

Veteran MMO Hutt forever.

Star Wars: The Old Republic - The End of an Era?

Why EA's blockbuster MMO may not be a new hope.

BioWare explains staggered early access Old Republic roll-out

Servers nearing capacity, more invites going out soon.

What's next for Star Wars: The Old Republic?

BioWare to "surprise and delight" you with new content and patches.

Star Wars: The Old Republic early access start date announced

"Some" players get as much as seven days head start.

2 million volunteer for The Old Republic beta

725,000 played it last weekend.

LucasArts to take "around 35%" of Old Republic revenue - report

But EA should still make money, reckon analysts.

Bobby Kotick questions Star Wars Old Republic's economics

Suggests Lucasarts will be only beneficiary.

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic Jedi Consular footage

Force-wielding character progression detailed.

SWTOR upcoming beta weekend dates revealed

The one we are giving keys away for.

SWTOR had over 1m hours of testing last weekend

BioWare Austin "working their asses off".

12,000 Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Keys

You want 'em, we got 'em. For MMO's forthcoming beta weekend.

Nvidia: Battlefield 3 shows PC is "dramatically better than consoles"

"This happens every major game console cycle."

Star Wars Old Republic gains "additional security" pre launch

BioWare resetting most existing passwords.

Star Wars pre-orders net up to five days early play

Depending on when you redeem your code.

Star Wars: The Old Republic screenshots

Fresh new morsels worth sabering.

SWTOR pre-order in-game extras detailed

BioWare reveals exclusive digital swag.

EA: Origin has over 5m daily users

Fans "get what we're doing last".

SWTOR Euro launch brought forward

Now in line with the US.

Why subs-based MMOs have a future

Mythic founder senses shift away from F2P.

BioWare: EA doesn't tell us what to do

"We still have huge autonomy," say Docs.

The Old Republic early access detailed

Pre-orders get first dibs.

Origin wants "fair and open marketplace"

Third parties can sell DLC how they like.

VideoSW: The Old Republic fighting footage

Your destiny has been dated.

VideoBioWare announces SW:TOR date

Live at Eurogamer Expo 2011.

Old Republic guild alignment begins

Time to choose your allies.

SWTOR to be final subscription MMO?

Sony Online boss believes so.

Knights of Old Republic £3.50 on Steam

Star Wars weekend deal goes live.

Money from MMO subs begins to decline

For the first time in recent memory.

Euro SWTOR beta invites delayed

BioWare waiting for imminent new build.

Video10 mins of SW: The Old Republic vid

Level 50 mission detailed.

BioWare Doctors headline Expo sessions

Battlefield! Assassin's! id! Career Fair!

EA: our games won't be Origin exclusive

Gabe Newell comments on Steam ban.

FeatureSteam vs. Origin: Is Competition Good for Gamers?

EA, GOG, Gamersgate, Gabe Newell weigh in.

SWTOR won't launch unless "it's solid"

"We're trying as fast as we can."

EA to constrain Old Republic supply

Limiting numbers to ensure smooth launch.

VideoStar Wars: Old Republic gameplay

Jedi Consular class detailed.

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic gameplay

BioWare shows off the Esseles.

FeatureCheap This Week - 27/07/11

DNF! Old Republic! Arkham Asylum!

BF3 pre-orders 10 times Bad Company 2

And SW:TOR breaks EA pre-order record.

VideoSW: The Old Republic class gameplay

Eight factions join the fight.

BioWare: SW:TOR to last for "decades"

Wants to add dozens of worlds post launch.

Steam EA games activate on Origin

Keep your enemies closer.

SW:TOR: EA commits to 2011 launch

Beta test weekends start in September.

The Old Republic pre-orders go live

Bonuses, Collector's Edition unveiled.

SWTOR special edition detailed – report

Swag-heavy collector's set sighted.

Alienware to power Eurogamer Expo

Gaming PC brand sponsoring EG event.

VideoStar Wars Old Republic Bounty Hunter

The progression options available.

EA: 200 hours of play per SWTOR class

Excluding crafting, raiding, "the multiplayer".

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic gameplay

Welcome to Alderaan, before it blew up.

Origin not compulsory for The Old Republic

Play and patch through BioWare servers.

EA: Origin compares to XBL, PSN, Steam

Exclusives will spread the word.

Star Wars MMO: "we're progressing well"

"We're getting a lot of positive feedback."

SW:TOR "highly derivative" of WOW

Analyst unimpressed with E3 hands-on.

VideoStar Wars Old Republic trade, hubs

Our first glimpse at the MMO's underbelly.

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic footage

Ten minutes of Tatooine gameplay.

VideoStar Wars Old Republic intro cinematic

Stunning CGI opening movie.

Razer's SW: Old Republic peripherals

Keyboard! Mouse! Pad! Headset!

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic video

Force-full cinematic footage from E3.

Origin: exclusive ME3, BF3 game content

EA launches Steam rival today.

EA reveals Steam rival Origin

The only place to download SWTOR.

LucasArts promises to make better games

"High quality" Star Wars games coming.

Old Republic "very different" to WOW

"Once you've tried it, you can't go back."

VideoMeet The Old Republic's Sith Inquisitor

BioWare shows off new class.

"Outside possibility" no SW:TOR this year

EA doesn't want to tip off competitors.

SW: The Old Republic combat screens

Ewok a wonderful world.

VideoExclusive Star Wars: TOR trailer

Sith warrior progression shown.

VideoSW: TOR vid shows Bounty Hunter

Hutta the door on your way out.

Star Wars: The Old Republic screens

Imperial agent and bounty hunter shown off.

You can buy SWTOR gold/credits now

Only £650 for 1000 credits.

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic Jedi trailer

Upgradable skills! Gear! Armour!

Blizzard hopes for Old Republic success

BioWare's game could grow MMO market.

EA: 1.5m register SWTOR beta interest

Believes "addressable market" is over 12m.

EA: WOW is like "doing a shopping list"

Talks up more story-driven SWTOR.

Guild sign-up for The Old Republic is go

BioWare offers headstart for team-builders.

VideoLatest SW: The Old Republic trailer

BioWare shows off the bounty hunter.

EA: World of Warcraft a "silent movie"

And Star Wars: The Old Republic "is the first talkie".

VideoLatest Star Wars: The Old Republic vid

BioWare cracks open the Jedi Archives.

500k subs will make SW:TOR profitable

$300 million cost rumour a "falsehood".

Star Wars: TOR won't be "a cakewalk"

MMO to favour skillful play over grinding.

VideoNew Star Wars: The Old Republic vid

The Obi Wan that we want.

Rumour: The Old Republic for September

BioWare MMO release window narrowed?

EA investors "betting against" SWTOR

Analyst claims city unrest over MMO.

BioWare Docs videogame Hall of Famers

Join Miyamoto, Suzuki, Molyneux, Carmack.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Better off Jedi.

Star Wars: TOR is a "10 year opportunity"

EA is in it for the long haul.

The Old Republic not before April 2011

First time EA has dated Star Wars MMO.

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic fake trailer

SW:TOR dev speaks (or not).

FeatureIf trailers told the truth

From the archive: the class of 2011 seen through a more honest filter.

BioWare: "It was sad to read EA Louse"

Star Wars MMO "a big bet, but the right bet".

WOW "sucked oxygen" from MMO subs

F2P or you'll be "skating up hill" - Cryptic.

VideoNew Star Wars: TOR trailer

Imperial agent under the spotlight.

MMO storytelling: "more isn't better"

Age of Conan boss argues the toss.

BioWare leak row gathers pace

Insider calls out EA mole, drops F-bombs.

Laid-off EA dev: Old Republic "is a joke"

David Jaffe responds: stop whining.

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic trailer

Mysteries of The Old Republic teased.

SW: The Old Republic gameplay stills

Force battles and space combat.

SWTOR's advanced Jedi classes revealed

Tank and damage roles for space Knights.

New species for SWTOR revealed

Play as a non-human, Sith you like.

Space combat confirmed for SWTOR

An "alternative gameplay experience".

FeatureBioWare's Dr. Greg Zeschuk

On Dragon Age 2, Star Wars and DS MMOs.

FeatureBioWare's Greg Zeschuk

Doctor in the house.

VideoStar Wars: The Old Republic gameplay clips

Three sections of BioWare's MMO.

VideoSW:TOR's Sith Warrior detailed

Jedi-hunting bad-boys revealed.

BioWare details SWTOR Companions

Friends, lovers, even enemies.

Planet Hoth features in SWTOR

Icy wasteland contested by factions.

VideoThe Old Republic showcase dev diary

BioWare talks up the Bounty Hunter.

BioWare man: FFXIII is "not an RPG"

SWTOR writer courts controversy.

SWTOR's Advanced Classes revealed

Exclusive info on class specialisation.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Juggernaut and Marauder = Vader and Maul?

New action Need for Speed at E3

EA Natal/Move line-up reveal, too.

Dead Space 2, Dragon Age 2 for 2011

Star Wars: TOR pushed to FY2012.

EA expects 2 million subs for SWTOR

Business model has "twists" - Muzyka.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Republic school.

SWTOR is EA's "largest ever" project

Reckons WOW cost $100m to make.

BioWare explains two Sith in SWTOR

Two story perspectives as well as classes.

Ray Muzyka: BioWare's Illusive Man

On E3 reveals, new games, Mass Effect 3.

BioWare confirms SWTOR for spring 2011

No specific date, but that's the target.

EA to release "major MMO" in spring 2011

Star Wars: Old Republic the likely candidate.

BioWare reveals SWTOR's Alderaan

Millions of voices suddenly etc.

New Star Wars game to be announced?

Award ceremony teaser would suggest so.

Final two SWTOR classes revealed

Another Jedi, another Sith.

SWTOR's Imperial Agent revealed

Sneaky type on the dark side of the Force.

SWTOR's Jedi Knight class confirmed

BioWare not repeating Galaxies' mistake.

SWTOR test hints at micro-transactions

"Points" and "game store" mentioned.

Sign-ups for Old Republic test open

Star Wars MMO begins "extended" process.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

That's no MMOon.

SWTOR is "biggest MMO project ever"

French and German versions promised.

Lucas "involved" in Star Wars MMO

Legend has finger on Old Republic's pulse.

BioWare: Mythic will help Star Wars MMO

"Oh yeah, without a doubt," says Zeschuk.

BioWare "interested" in modern setting

"It's rich with possibility."

EA merges Mythic and BioWare

Muzyka boss, Mark Jacobs departs.

E3: SWTOR to be first fully-voiced MMO

Every character and class to sound unique.

BioWare rethinks policy on homosexuality

Forum rules change, man apologises.

No homosexuality in Star Wars - BioWare

Forum users banned from discussing it.

SWTOR classes are faction-specific

Bounty Hunters have to side with Sith.

Bounty Hunter class playable in SWTOR

BioWare confirms story details of MMO.

First Old Republic footage shown

Real-time video of Star Wars MMO.

Confusion over Star Wars MMO model

Could it be "micro-transaction-based"?

Star Wars: The Old Republic

BioWare MMO one to saber?

Blizzard "wouldn't bet against" BioWare

But Sams warns of pitfalls for Old Republic.

Old Republic combat "choreographed"

You won't be swinging "through each other".

The Old Republic is gunning for WOW

"We want to win" say EA and LucasArts.

FeatureStar Wars: The Old Republic

Impossible to see, the future is.

Star Wars Galaxies support to continue

Even though SWTOR's on the way.

George Lucas has never played WOW

He's a fan of Star Wars Galaxies though.

Console Star Wars MMO "under consideration", says EA exec

Warhammer also a candidate for conversion.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

BioWare's MMORPG unveiled.

LucasArts unveils Star Wars MMO

It's subtitled The Old Republic.

Riccitiello confirms KOTOR MMO

"The most anticipated game in the industry."

BioWare to beat piracy with DLC

"Make them want to buy a PC title" - Muzyka

BioWare working on MMORPG

New studio formed in Texas.