While Star Wars: The Old Republic
has long since displayed its many, many planets on its Holonet page, BioWare's
just released a brand-new map
that lets you explore the entirety of the galaxy in three dimensions.
The Galaxy Map serves to give players a good feel for how enormous the Star Wars setting is as well as where all of these planets stand in relation to each other. While there are billions of star systems, only a handful support life and will be featured in the game proper.
The map is divided up into five major sectors: Coreward Worlds, Unknown Regions, Seat of the Empire, Hutt Space, and Distant Outer Rim. Players can check out the 17 revealed planets within those sectors as well as an up close and personal view of each of the six player starships.
It's important to note that the use of the 3-D galaxy map requires the installation of the Unity web player onto your computer.