Rampant staff cuts and migrant subscribers aren’t stopping EA and BioWare’s plans to reinvigorate Star Wars: The Old Republic. In fact, the remaining developers will be updating the MMO quite often.
In a chat with AusGamers, BioWare Austin general manager Matt Bromberg confirmed that SWTOR would get new content every six weeks in some form or another:
AusGamers: In terms of the content going forward — at the press conference you guys talked about [new] stuff coming out — is there a kind of quantifiable volume that you can talk about, in terms of what you would like to see by the end of the year, and then maybe the first quarter of next year?
Matthew: Well, we’re committed to: about every six weeks, doing a major update for the game — which would be a new Warzone, a new Operation, a new Flashpoint, a new event — and to doing that on a really frequent cadence, every six weeks. So we’re going to stick to that.
Continuous updates are definitely a no-brainer for BioWare now that the LucasArts’ themed MMO has fully (if unwillingly) embraced the free-to-play model.
Thankfully, Bromberg made frequent references to how important it was for the team to ‘lower the barrier’ of entry for people who didn’t want to commit to a subscription. And for those who already sunk money into the game, SWTOR‘s dev will be rewarding those players with Cartel Coins, the in-game currency for this world.
Source: Aus Gamers