Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) posted another update today releasing information on the planet Tatooine. As you might recall, Tatooine is one of the more prominent planets in the Star Wars franchise. It's where Luke Skywalker was raised and where Qui-Gon Jin discovered Anakin Skywalker, who later became Darth Vader.
In SWTOR, Tatooine serves as a lawless haven for smugglers and other shady characters. The planet was once home to a Czerka Corporation research facility that held a secret weapon now lost beneath the sands of the planet over time. Undoubtedly a place players will be seeing much later, but the Czerka Corporation abandoned the outpost and that usually means one thing in gamer talk, boss fight. Click here to read more and see new screenshots.
For centuries, Tatooine was of little interest to the rest of the galaxy Â until the Czerka Corporation showed up five hundred years ago, seeking to exploit the natural resources they believed were beneath TatooineÂs surface. CzerkaÂs efforts to mine Tatooine ended in failure, but the planetÂs hostile environment proved to be the perfect place for CzerkaÂs Secret Weapons division. Able to operate with no restrictions, Czerka brought alien technologies and experiments too horrible or dangerous to be allowed on any other system in the galaxy. While the full scope of how far Czerka went with their research remains unknown, itÂs clear that suddenly, and without warning, Czerka completely pulled out of Tatooine, leaving their Secret Weapons complex to be swallowed by the sands.
Along with today's update, BioWare also released the 22nd Issue of their SWTOR webcomic Threat of Peace.