Star Wars: The Old Republic update 1.1 delayed

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 17, 2012 8:00am PST

Today was supposed to see the launch of the first big Star Wars: The Old Republic content update, but Jedi and Sith looking to explore the new Flashpoint and Operation will need to wait a while longer. Update 1.1, titled Rise of the Rakghouls, has been delayed indefinitely after players on the public test server discovered "issues requiring additional testing."

On the bright side, as the update was delayed, the scheduled weekly maintenance that would've been used to launch it was also delayed. BioWare now expects to launch the update "some time within the next few days."

"These issues were primarily brought to our attention by the diligent players on the Public Test Server Forums. Your participation in testing helps to improve the game as a whole, and we appreciate your discussion and feedback," the developer says. "The bug reports you provide are a valuable part of the development process. Thank you!"

BioWare has a long stream of future content updates planned, with some people even already working on content that you won't get to play until next year.

Here's a peek at the new Flashpoint in Rise of the Rakghouls, which sees the planet Kaon stricken with a mutant plague:

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