Late is better than never. The producers of Star Wars: The Old Republic
have finally let players know what their plans are for the next couple of months. Senior Producer Bruce Maclean
jumped onto the producer's blog
and dropped some tidbits just before Update 2.6 launched. Although it would have been nice to have this info last month when everyone was making new year's resolutions, Maclean did give us some really nice items to look forward to. Unfortunately, I'm not sure whether it's enough to change my resolution to play less of SWTOR
I recently started a series of articles about roleplaying a Sith
, and I promise that I will get back to that, but this producer's letter gave us too much timely news to pass up. The biggest piece, of course, was buried at the bottom in a paragraph that would likely be skipped if a person just skimmed the article. "We are moving to a 9 week cadence for the major content updates," Maclean says. He explains that this cadence will be more beneficial to the game because it gives the team more time to squash the bugs, but I suspect it's more that his team just cannot produce what it wants to this year without a bit of extra time. With SWTOR
earning $139 million last year, you'd think that EA
could toss in an extra developer or two to help keep up the current six-to-eight-week cadence.
Where is that six weeks or more of extra time going this year? For that, we turn back to Maclean's roadmap.