A very long time in the past, on a launcher far far-off, you couldn’t play Star Wars: The Old Republic on Steam. But the previous EA order has given approach to the brand new, and for the previous month, a fleet of games as soon as unique to Origin have found their way into Valve’s orbit. Today, The Old Republic joined that armada, bringing the venerable MMORPG alongside its Star Wars brethren on Steam for the very first time.
There may be no actual indicators of any correct Knights Of The Old Republic follow-up seen from right here to the outer rim – however within the meantime, you will get a few of your laser-sword RPG cravings on Steam from EA’s long-running Star Wars MMO. Running for simply shy of a decade, The Old Republic dips into singleplayer tales sufficient that you could be as effectively overlook there are millions of different Jedi working everywhere in the store.
I gave Star Wars: The Old Republic a bash a great half-decade in the past, however kinda bounced off it arduous. It was very a lot one other World Of Warcraft, I reckoned, and the Old Republic fashion has by no means been a type of Star Wars I’m into. Still, EA have stored the MMO working with new expansions and story content material all this time, with the game’s newest Onslaught expansion dropping late last year. It could also be caught in MMO trappings, however I hear The Old Republic is an efficient spot for some KOTOR-style RPG adventures.
All expansions have likewise discovered their approach to Steam, as does an non-compulsory subscription that gives entry to all DLC plus a month-to-month stipend of “Cartel Coins” and elevated XP positive factors. EA has given SWTOR the total Steam remedy, with Trading Cards and emoticons and all that guff. Steam achievements will arrive at later date, retroactively making use of to any in-game cheevos you would possibly’ve already earned. As needs to be anticipated of an MMO, all of your progress will carry over no matter the place you launch the game.
As per EA’s different Steam arrivals, you’ll nonetheless have to undergo Origin earlier than selecting up a lightsaber. Still, when you’ve been ready 9 years for Star Wars: The Old Republic to make its approach to different platforms, you may decide it up on Steam proper now free of charge.