We discuss the latest SWTOR news, focusing on Game Updates 5.9 and 5.9a. Then we talk about Casey Hudson and his vision for BioWare and Anthem, the new animated series Star Wars Resistance, and some very cool Star Wars toys.
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- Game Update 5.9 was deployed a couple of days late, followed a week later by Game Update 5.9a.
- Game Update 5.9.1 is scheduled for 22 May, and includes the Nar Shaddaa Night Life event.
- The drop rate for the new 240 augments has NOT changed.
- Charles Boyd revealed that Paxton Rall, an NPC found on Dromund Kaas, is part of a promotion destined for later in the year. He’ll be “disappeared” until his time is ripe.
- Charles Boyd confirmed some fan theories about the Sith ritual used to convert mass death into something Vitiate/Valkorian could use.
- The EA Q4 2018 earnings conference call said nothing about SWTOR (again), though it still appears as an active “Console/PC” title on a slide.
- Casey Hudson, recently returned to BioWare and its General Manager, has posted twice (16 April, 10 May), discussing his return, BioWare as a company, and their vision for Anthem.
- There may be a new Dragon Age game in the works, though it’ll no doubt happen a good while after Anthem is released.
- Another animated series is coming from Dave Filoni: Star Wars Resistance, which will be anime style, set after the events of The Force Awakens.
- A rumour states that an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie is in production, scheduled to be in cinemas in December 2020.
- The range of Star Wars toys grows wider: now there’s a Lego Y-Wing, and a limited edition sail barge that’s four feet long.
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