Back in February, we covered Star Wars Galaxies Legends’ intent to include Bespin – that’d be the gas giant where Lando’s Cloud City is located in Empire Strikes Back, obviously the best planet in Star Wars ever. At the time, the player-run rogue server characterized it as a long-term goal for the game to add Bespin, with all-new graphics, new quests, new collections, new badges, and “iconic characters” whom you can befriend or alienate.
According to the April newsletter from the dev team, work on the planet continues. In fact, there’s a sneak peek in the form of the screenshots above. “While adventuring on Cloud City, you can expect to visit the most memorable places, including the Carbon Freeze Room, the Ugnaught Scrap Room, and landing pads for where the Millennium Falcon escaped Cloud City,” the team writes.
“We are introducing brand new Story Arcs for both Rebellion and Imperial players alike. Besides the open-world portion of Cloud City, we are also including a ‘Slice in Time’ Heroic of Cloud City to put you right in the action of Leia, Lando, and Chewbacca’s Escape from Cloud City, with different objectives for both Imperial and Rebel players. New rewards will be available for players, including the long-awaited Cloud City player house as well as Lobot’s Headwear.”
If you had told me ten years ago that the most interesting things happening in the MMO community in 2019 were gonna be player-run servers for sunsetted games, I would not have believed you. But here we are!