Family legacies are an integral part of the Star Wars experience, and that tradition will factor into character progression in The Old Republic as well. We recently sat down with Director of Production for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dallas Dickinson, to learn more about the Legacy System, and what it adds to the game.
Swtorhub: For our readers who may not already be familiar with the Legacy system and how it factors into The Old Republic, could you give us an overview of what it entails and how players will be introduced to it in-game?
Dallas Dickinson: The basics of it are fairly simple and we’ve mentioned before that we will be augmenting the system as we go forward. At launch, it is simply a system that you unlock at a higher level to give you a different form of experience, and it allows you to unlock a surname that you create for your ongoing legacy. Star Wars is all about these family legacies; the Skywalker family legacy, or the Organa family legacy. All of those are really integral to a great Star Wars experience, and so the system is our nod to that.
But it’s also a great way to incentivize players to play again with new characters, level their alts up and associate them with a legacy. Then as I’ve said we’re going to unlock some other features in future publishes.