Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion delayed into next year

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Legacy of the Sith
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BioWare has delayed the imminent release of Star Wars: The Old Republic's new Legacy of the Sith expansion, moving it from December 14 to February 15, 2022. According to project director Keith Kanneg, the delay is due in part to feedback from a recent public test server showing.

"Legacy of the Sith is something the team has been hard at work on for quite a while but as we get ever closer to launch, it is clear that we need a bit more time," Kanneg wrote. "We’re focusing additional testing on the many areas we have changed throughout the game to deliver the experience we want, and one that you deserve.

"In addition, during our public test server (PTS) your feedback was invaluable in helping us to shape this expansion."

Despite the delay, "the majority of the expansion" with the exception of its story content will return to the PTS later this week, Kanneg added.

Legacy of the Sith is the eighth major expansion for the Old Republic, and was meant to coincide with the game's 10th anniversary: it'll be a couple of months late, now. It'll take place on Manaan, and as Jody reported last month it'll feature a bunch of familiar faces including Tau Idair, Arn Peralun, and Darth Malgus. The expansion will also mark the arrival of a new combat style system, which will make combat a bit more fun for newcomers, eradicating as it does the need to hit level 10 to unlock cool moves. 

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