BioWare and Electronic Arts have announced that there’s a new expansion pack on the way for the free-to-play MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic. The expansion is called Knights of the Eternal Throne and it was rolled out during the Star Wars Celebration Day festivities.
There’s a short and sweet post over on the official The Old Republic website where they announced that the expansion would contain BioWare’s trademark storytelling, following up on the heels of their release Knights of the Fallen Empire…
“The all new expansion adds more of BioWare’s trademark cinematic storytelling, as well as exciting new game features in one of the largest updates the team has made since the game launched 5 years ago in 2011!”
Seems like for every new expansion for the game it’s stated to be the largest update since the game’s release.
The announcement was accompanied by a trailer highlighting the game’s five-year run on the market, starting as a premium pay-to-play MMO and eventually transitioning into a free-to-play title. The trailer ends with a quick tease of the upcoming Knights of the Eternal Throne.
They don’t give a full release date for the Knights of the Eternal Throne, but they do confirm that it’s set to arrive this fall.
Blues notes that there’s a free trial going on right now for Star Wars: The Old Republic where gamers can get their hands on the first chapter of Knights of the Fallen Empire for free. You can grab the free trial from over on the official website. The base game is also currently free-to-play, assuming you’re interested.
Many fans have recognized that they likely won’t be getting a true Knights of the Old Republic sequel, so they’ve acceded to the idea that this MMO and its continuing expansion packs will be the closest thing they get to a third game in the series.