Developer Blogs

04.11.2013

Developer Update: Macrobinoculars

With the release of our first Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel, a new and exciting gameplay system will be available to players, the Macrobinoculars! Fans of the Star Wars™ films will surely remember these on Tatooine in A New Hope. What are the macrobinoculars and what can players do with them? This new system allows players to scan and analyze objects far out in the distance, uncovering hidden objects and revealing interesting details about them. There may even be a reward for finding certain hidden objects!

A brand new storyline will come with this new system, as players use the macrobinoculars to track down a dangerous new enemy known only as the Shroud. Players will return to previously explored planets and discover new threats, as they seek more information on the Shroud’s intricate plan. What is the Shroud up to? How will it affect the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire? Be prepared to put on your thinking cap, as the Shroud is a mastermind when it comes to protecting his plans. Players will need to overcome obstacles in their path, and we don’t just mean new and tough enemies. Let’s just say that you might get zapped in the process.

Steven Chew and Michael Ammer
World Designers