But if you’re worried, maybe this will make you feel better: BioWare devs streamed for the community last night to tease some of the incoming content, calling 2018 the year of returning companions, including Jaesa and Kira. The studio has promised the updated roadmap in February (January is reportedly when they do annual planning), and solo-ranked cross faction play is still on the to-do list.
In other words, as Larry argued in this week’s Hyperspace Beacon, despite the rumors and slowed pace of development, it sure doesn’t look like the game’s going nowhere. You don’t build out a roadmap and bring on somebody like Timothy Zahn if you’re preparing to sunset. Then again, it wouldn’t be the first time the devs were the last to know, and both Eric Musco and Charles Boyd seemed to pointedly ignore all chat discussions on that article during the stream. Guess we’ll see in February.