Pew pew pew! Get ready for space battles with other players in Star Wars: The Old Republic, because that seems to be the only option in the upcoming Galactic Starfighter expansion. News of this broke by the Unnamed SWTOR Podcast who spoke to BioWare’s Damion Schubert, Andrew Horwitz, and Eric Musco at a recent Community Cantina event.

Here’s what was gleamed from the podcast:

I asked about the possibility that Galactic Starfighter was designed with PvE in mind. [BioWare] said no, it was not. That is far far far far far down on the wall of crazy, is PvE Starfighter. [BioWare] said the biggest problems would be with scripting and 3-D AI; things that they don’t have in the game they would basically have to write fresh.

“The good thing about PvE is the good scripting. Getting the ability in at the right time makes it interesting and fun, but not unfair. You know, getting those enrage timers right. Getting like a DOT thrown out at the right time. Stuff that has to be done really well for PvE to work right. And for them to do that in space would be a lot of work. So problems with scripting and AI would be reasons that we won’t be seeing PvE Galactic starfighter.

While some may be disappointed at the lack of PvE in the Galatic Starfighter expansion, overall, this is a long overdue feature that was much needed in the SWTOR’s universe. But, if you were betting on PvE feature in Galactic Starfighter, hopefully you didn’t lose too much on that bet. You probably have a better chance at discovering midi-chlorian in human DNA than seeing PvE in Spaceeeeeee. Watch the trailer below to see the space action in all it’s glory.

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  1. Laross on October 26, 2013

    PURE shit combat pure shit game and bullshit f2p, the worst of any kind

  2. capoe on October 24, 2013

    This game for me felt like i was playing a single player ps3 game.Boring as hell..and the zones are just Bad imo..you feel like..well i can’t go over that way,or that way,must be this way..huh its the only way..O…lol

  3. ThcMonkee on October 22, 2013

    Actually, I wouldn’t require PvE to consider the feature adequetly implemented. If the space was open, with space stations and planets, some sort of trade system implemented, with safe zones and danger zones that have open PvP and rare minerals to mine, then I wouldn’t even think about PvE.

    Besides. It’s not a technical issue that the space combat will remain in small match based maps.
    “3-D AI” is no more complicated to pull off then 2D. Other then the fact that I would mean that they have to throw more money at it. Why can’t they ever say ” We simply don’t have the budget. “?Also, no idea why he was bring out the stuff about a well timed DOT, was that supposed to be an argument against 3D AI ?

  4. chefmadness on October 21, 2013

    The best space combat for Star Wars was Star Wars BF2!

    • Jowns on October 21, 2013

      Actually yeah I agree XD
      Hopefully the new Battlefront being made by dice carries it over.

    • Monsterfurby on October 22, 2013

      Actually, Jump to Lightspeed was pretty decent. You know, the space battle expansion for that other Star Wars MMORPG…

    • TwoDigitScout on October 22, 2013

      The best SW FPS/space combat I ever played was the First Strike mod for Battlefield 2142. It was epic.

  5. Jowns on October 21, 2013

    As long as it is in no way making you travel in a arcade type direction like it does already and you are truly in control of you’re ship I’m happy to see this… 2 years to late but if anything gets me to play SWTOR again it may be this expansion…
    I miss you Star Wars Galaxies.

  6. PnumbraViktus on October 21, 2013

    The game sucks, it’s true.

  7. Derp on October 21, 2013

    Lemount.

    Shetty game is shetty.(jk)

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