Space Combat in SWTOR: a glimpse

It’s been the hot point of discussion over the past month or two in SWTOR circles, and things are about to get much hotter. Bioware have released a trailer of the space combat component of SWTOR.

As you’ll see in the trailer below, it’s looking like a mighty nice aspect of the game, particularly given that a lot of people see it as purely a bonus in the MMO context. Sure, it’s space combat on rails, but it still looks like a heck of a lot of fun and appears to faithfully continue the pedigree of previous space combat games in the Star Wars franchise.

For all of the 40 seconds or so of actual combat footage, there seems to be some variety in there and the intro section is also interesting in that it shows how NPC interactions work a little more.

If you haven’t already, check it out for yourself:

So – who’s excited? Or do you see it as a diversion from the real game? Let the debate begin! There’s also a dedicated thread on our forums.