Up until recently, BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic had little in common with the now deceased Star Wars Galaxies. The former is a linear, narrative-driven MMO, while the latter was a huge sandbox ripe for roleplaying. But with SWTOR’s Galactic Starfighter expansion, which is like a limited, arena-based version of Jump to Lightspeed, the two MMOs have been brought ever so slightly closer together.
And now BioWare has announced player housing. How it will be implemented and what purpose it serves is still not clear. The trailer below is of a Coruscant apartment, complete with mailbox and droid pal.
I do hope it’s more than a storage space and a place to check your mail. Personal starships already act like player housing with the added bonus letting players travel the galaxy.