Star Wars: The Old Republic is under new management, and the first change is moving all servers to the cloud.
Bioware has transferred development of the MMORPG to Broadsword, also transferring part of the team that worked on Star Wars: The Old Republic.
You can read the announcement below:
Next week, we will be setting up our game servers to be moved over the cloud. This is an initiative we have been testing for months beginning with moving the Public Test Server over to the cloud last year, and testing a new server on AWS in April of this year. We are thrilled to announce the next steps in this journey with our players.
We have been making strides in our efforts to modernize and update the game. Some of the benefits of this particular migration are:
- Backend updates that are crucial to the continued health and stability of the game can be streamlined more efficiently
- The resources required to maintain our current systems can be reallocated to focusing on enhancing the game experience
- We will be able to leverage and integrate updated tech such as newer hardware and software. Through cloud modernization, we can update numerous tools and automation workflows which will help us maintain the game for long term.
- Once finalized, SWTOR may be capable to extend its servers capabilities to reach new players
Broadsword is known for keeping MMORPGs in maintenance mode, but Star Wars: The Old Republic is still scheduled to receive updates until 2025, so it’s unknown what happens after that.