Star Wars: The Old Republic has had its latest expansion delayed by over two months only a week before it was set to launch.
The announcement was made via a post published on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) website on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Keith Kanneg, Project Lead for BioWare's ever-faithful decade-old MMORPG, expressed his own excitement for the launch of the expansion as well as the upcoming additions to the combat system. He also thanked players for their feedback on the PTS build of the game and announced all benefits aside from story content will be returning to the server for game subscribers.
Here's what we know about the delay of Legacy of the Sith.
SWTOR "Legacy of the Sith" Delayed
"We have made the difficult decision to delay the release of Legacy of the Sith to February 15, 2022." Kanneg wrote.
The original launch date for Legacy of the Sith—Dec. 14, 2021—was revealed on a live stream broadcast on the verified SWTOR Twitch account last month. In it, fans were greeted with the volcanic scenery that engulfed the catacombs of Manaan as well as confirmation on returning characters such as fan-favorite Lana Beniko.
In the post, developers cited unexpected difficulties and changes, explaining that "as we get ever closer to launch, it is clear that we need a bit more time." The specific reasons for the delay were not revealed. However, Kanneg affirmed that the pushback was done in the name of quality.
"We’re focusing additional testing on the many areas we have changed throughout the game to deliver the experience we want, and one that you deserve." He wrote.
Fortunately, not all hope is lost. 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of SWTOR and, from the looks of the post, Kanneg and the crew have plenty of celebration still left to share.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is available now.