Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Starfighter, simply known as Galactic Starfighter, is the second expansion to the massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) set in the Old Republic era. It was developed by BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts and was released on December 3, 2013 to all subscribers.
For preferred players, it released on January 14th, 2014 and for free-to-play players on February 4th, 2014. The expansion is free to all and will brought free-flight space combat.
- Introduces free flight space combat, all which will be PvP based and will include 12v12 battles.
- Multiple modes of battle.
- Starfighters that provide different combat roles.
- Starfighter crew characters, hangers, boosts and ship parts.
Free flight space combat was rumoured to be in development for some time, and was known for a while as the "Super Secret Space Project". A few "secret" videos went up on YouTube showing off the expansion to a generally positive audience. On October 8, 2013, Bioware officially revealed "Galactic Starfighter", confirming the rumours.