During a ComicCon panel that was held by BioWare staff this weekend, James Ohlen (the Senior Creative Director of BioWare) stated that even though the upcoming MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic will be launched with 19 worlds and an undetermined number of smaller planets, the company is hoping to expand the number of total planets to 500 by 2025. A link to a transcript of the panel can be found after the jump.
Fan: Hi, yes. I wanted to know if you’re allowed to tell us how many planets are in the game now, and are more planets scheduled for release in later expansions of the game?
[James Ohlen]: Well, I can say that we have 19 major worlds. Then we have an indeterminate number of minor worlds. And our goal, obviously this being an online game, that we’re hoping is going to last for decades, we’re going to be, obviously, adding more to the galaxy map as the game progresses. We want to add dozens of worlds. Hundreds of worlds eventually. In 2025, we’ll hopefully have 500 worlds.
You can find the full transcript here.