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Gamescom 2010: Star Wars: The Old Republic space combat trailer shows sexy whooshing and blasting

UPDATE: BioWare's video player embed code is weird and doesn't seem to like our pages, so click the image below and watch the trailer at their site instead.

Bioware's Dr. Ray Muzyka has just come off the stage after presenting Star Wars: The Old Republic at EA's Gamescom press conference. We didn't get much in the way of new details on the epic Star Wars MMO, but one point of great interest that we did come away with was the game's space combat. Which we now have a trailer of, and which looks and sounds as authentiacally Star Wars as it gets. It's unclear how on or off-rails it might be, but regardless, BioWare weren't kidding when they said TOR would be the MMO that played like a lavish single-player campaign.

Watch, and then start immediately designing your own ship in your head, like the big Han Solo fanboy that you are.

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12 comments

  • thedutewaw - August 18, 2010 9:25 a.m.

    The still from the video reminds me fo ME2 when you go to the center of the galaxy
  • Crabhand - August 17, 2010 11:19 p.m.

    Looks really awesome, on-rails seems a bit underwhelming, but I'm confident Bioware will make it an enjoyable experience. Heck, with any luck they will have an "all range mode" *deploy wings*
  • abbottfrizzell - August 17, 2010 9:01 p.m.

    I just became unexcited about flying a space ship in star wars. But defiantly would like free roam when in my ship, maybe some PvP sounds nice.
  • Spacegrass - August 17, 2010 8:58 p.m.

    If there was any doubt that I was getting this game before, there isn't now. It's been forever since I've played a space sim, and the gameplay on this looks like Starfox 64, one of my favorite games ever. I just hope they take the time to make it play as awesome as it looks.
  • db1331 - August 17, 2010 5:27 p.m.

    The prospect of on-rails space combat doesn't excite me, but if they include some free flight PvP combat, oh man would that be awesome. An MMO with some form of PvP that relied more on awareness, reflexes, and actual skill than behind the scene dice rolls would be a day one purchase.
  • FriendlyFire - August 17, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    I feel underwhelmed. For an MMO, an on-rails arcade-y space shooter isn't what I had in mind. The space graphics also look a bit over-the-top for something Star Wars. *Goes back to Freelancer*
  • VMPSaberwolf - August 17, 2010 4:37 p.m.

    Certainly very different from the route Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed took. I really enjoyed G:JtL, I hope the "on rails" factor doesn't limit the gameplay too much, I enjoyed the freedom I had in an open world environment, more options and more to do, for example. Regardless, Bioware has never steered me wrong so this may be a buy for me.
  • Draeth - August 17, 2010 4:29 p.m.

    Thanks. ^.^
  • GR_DavidHoughton - August 17, 2010 4:25 p.m.

    John: Yeah, Starfox is exactly what I thought when I first saw it too. Draeth: See the update. There's been some weird HTML black magic malarkey going on.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - August 17, 2010 4:24 p.m.

    John: Yeah, STarfox is exactly what I thought when I first saw it too. Draeth: See the update. There's been some weird HTML black magic malarkey going on.
  • Draeth - August 17, 2010 4:14 p.m.

    Um... Where's the video?
  • JohnDagger - August 17, 2010 4:13 p.m.

    This game may not be a huge evolution in the MMO genre, but goddamnit I love KOTOR 1 and even 2! This space flight game play looks very similar Star Fox's, which is not a bad thing. I can't wait for this game.

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