Star Wars properties, whether they are games, TV shows or films, always tell an amazing story. Regardless of the era or characters, the story shaped in each entry into Star Wars canon is part of a greater effort. BioWare's MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is no exception. This morning, the team published a detailed blog entry detailing the writing process and the story that is being shaped with the game's impending 1.2 update.
Below is a snippet of BioWare writer Charles Boyd's blog update, from the official Star Wars: The Old Republic homepage but be forewarned that the following paragraph contains spoilers from Star Wars: The Old Republic's storyline:
The Treaty of Coruscant is nothing but a shattered memory. War burns across countless worlds, and champions of both the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire have already won incredible victories and inflicted terrible losses on each other’s militaries and governments. The Republic’s leaders promise to redouble their military’s efforts, initiating more aggressive campaigns than any seen in decades, while the Empire’s Dark Council seeks to recoup recent losses and drive back their enemies in increasingly deadly ways. Both sides struggle to control critical resources necessary to continue fighting.
All of this turmoil presents opportunities for previously-unseen threats to rise up and take advantage of the anarchy, erupting onto the galactic stage and threatening star systems everywhere with total annihilation. Both the Republic and the Empire will have to count on their bravest, wisest, and canniest heroes to overcome these renegade elements before they can tip the scales of war against either side.