BioWare Teases SWTOR Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel
SWTOR expansion Rise of The Hutt Cartel seems to be shaping up nicely. Today BioWare dropped their first look trailer and amazingly did not charge players to view it. Ok, cheap shot, I know, but with all the negative publicity swirling around the free to play conversion and the actual expansion itself you just never know anymore.
The SWTOR expansion trailer gives players a glimpse of the Hutts crawling around trying to control the mass population and the desire of others to stop their territory expansion. The trailer also give us a sneak peek at the continued commitment on the part of BioWare to spend resources on expanded story line and cut scenes. What may be missing from the trailer though is a reason for players that left to come back post-expansion. It’s still early and there is plenty of time for that type of marketing before release, but can BioWare afford to wait?
It is nice to see new scenes though. They may not be full of information, but they are still entertaining to watch, even if this wasn’t my favorite SWTOR trailer to date. It just leaves me feeling lukewarm if I’m being honest.
The SWTOR expansion is still slated to release this spring and carries a price tag of $10 for subscribers and $20 for free to play players. Gamers will be getting new levels, new stories (albeit not the class specific stories some were hoping for), and getting new PvP content. The patches between now and release will also be adding other features such as the reputation system.
So what do you think of the SWTOR expansion trailer? Players still in game probably have no qualms with it, but do you think it does anything to try and bring new players back or can that wait until later trailers?