Star Wars: The Old Republic's New Expansion Announced; 87 Million Characters Created

During a panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe at the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre, Electronic Arts announced the next expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, titled Knights of the Eternal Throne.

The new expansion will come this fall, and was teased at the end of a new trailer, that you can check out below.

The trailer also reveals that 87 million characters have been created in the game, with a 47%/53% split between Republic and Empire. We also learn that players have amassed a cumulative 1.5 billion hours of gameplay in the MMORPG.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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