Interested in learning what's next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today.

Star Wars: The Old Republic gets back on track.

The creators of Star Wars’ massive role-playing game admit that they’ve got a bit off track from the story path in the last few years, with too much focus on the online multiplayer aspect of the game. But players say that they want more story, and BioWare aims to answer with its latest digital expansion for the MMO, Knights of the Fallen Empire. This large, story-focused chapter is free to all subscribers and launches this October. It debuts with the first nine chapter episodes, with new ones following regularly.

Fallen Empire focuses on a personal story arc for the player, playing as a veteran of the Great Galactic War, up against a new enemy: Emperor of the Eternal Throne. It begins with a kidnapping, where the player is locked in carbonite, and friends are in a similar position as everyone is under the emperor’s rule. Players work to escape and figure out how to defeat this new foe. New companions complement this story, and player choice shapes the outcome.

BioWare aims to thank and reward loyal players that have followed the MMO since its December 2011 debut with content that fulfills Star Wars fantasies in what they’re calling the game’s biggest expansion ever. As it’s aimed at veteran players, it begins at level 60 and raises the level cap to 65. The expansion also includes a free level 60 character for those that aren’t up to par yet but want to get into the new content.


GamesBeat Summit Next 2022

Join gaming leaders live this October 25-26 in San Francisco to examine the next big opportunities within the gaming industry.

Register Here

At a pre-E3 presentation, BioWare said that Knights of the Fallen Empire is an expansion for its players and a love letter to them. They called it a “thank you” for all the players have done for them over the years.

GamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. Learn more about membership.