Star Wars: The Old Republic
|Star Wars: The Old Republic|
|System(s)||Mac OS, Windows|
|Series||Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic|
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Star Wars: The Old Republic, currently in development by BioWare Austin and a supplemental team at BioWare Edmonton, is an upcoming massively multiplayer online role-playing game based in the Star Wars universe. It was announced on October 21, 2008, at an invitation-only press event. The Old Republic will be released for Microsoft Windows; it is not yet known if there will be an Apple version. A novelization related to the game is scheduled to come out "around the game release time."
The story takes place in the Star Wars fictional universe shortly after the establishment of a tenuous peace between the re-emergent Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic, 300 years after the events of the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games and 3,500 years before the events in the Star Wars films. The Jedi, held responsible for the Sith's success, are forced to relocate from Coruscant to Tython, where the Jedi order was founded. The Sith control Korriban, where they re-established a Sith Academy. The game begins as new conflicts arise.