Here is the transcript of the interview given by Executive Producer Rob ‘Severlin’ Ciccolini, Community Manager Jerry ‘Cordovan’ Snook, and Systems Designer Quentin ‘Lynnabel’ Cantor recorded at GenCon in Indianapolis, IN on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019. It follows the announcements from the previous night’s player meetup involving both Dungeons and Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online.
Today, Citadel Studios announced the official launch date of Legends of Aria, a game we’ve covered in the past. It’s due to release in early access on Steam on August 6th. Billed as a true sandbox in the spirit of Ultima Online or EVE Online, Legends of Aria can be added to one’s Steam wishlist.
In perhaps the most detailed livestream they’ve done in quite some time, Star Wars the Old Republic’s team came out swinging on their massive itemization overhaul due to go live with their next expansion in September. This overhaul, entitled Spoils of War, is not to be confused with Game Update 2.8 of the same name from 2014. The title is apt, as the BioWare Austin team laid out the basics of their plan to overhaul gear going forward, and also reaching into the past.
Recently, Zenimax Online allowed players to check out Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr on their Public Test Server. The main story questline was sealed behind an NDA, but there was the opportunity to check out the new Necromancer class to see how it performed.
After the recap of this upcoming content, the team then did the big reveal. SWTOR’s 6.0 iteration is an expansion entitled Onslaught, and the basic story continues increasing the war between Republic and Empire, picking up where the Jedi Under Siege update left off. Players as the Alliance Commander built up during the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion will get to choose which faction to help.