BioWare has recently announced some new exciting things. First of all, some of the playable species have finally been revealed. A Bounty Hunter can choose to play as a Rattataki, an Imperial Agent can be a Chiss and as Smuggler can become a Twi'lek. More races are to be announced soon.
Another newly revealed thing are the War Zones, which are specifically tailored for team versus team combat, and players will experience fierce battles between the Republic and Empire. The first known War Zone will be located in the mountains of Alderaan.