Star Wars Galaxies makes jump to lightspeed
22nd Apr 2004 | 09:44
We can't begin to tell you how eager our anticipation has been for the promised space expansion for MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies. It's a massive and necessary part of the experience, a feature required to make the circle complete, an experience that is to zip in this Autumn courtesy of add-on The Jump to Lightspeed.
The expansion of course expands - no you don't say? - the Galaxies universe thanks to the introduction of space combat and exploration. 15-plus space vehicles are included in The Jump to Lightspeed (X-Wings, TIE Fighters and freight cruisers similar to the Millennium Falcon, for example)
Players get to battle against faction-aligned opponents and AI-controlled ships, venture through space with friends aboard their transport ships and the like. 10 distinct space sectors, spanning from the Core Worlds to the Outer Rim, make up the areas ripe for exploration and combat.
100-plus new missions also feature, players venturing through asteroid fields, nebulae and space junkyards while honing skills in four new space-specific professions. On top of this, the expansion comes with two new and completely customisable species.
First shots from The Jump to Lightspeed can be seen on this very page, while a short trailer can be found on the expansion's home on LucasArts' website.