Massively Closes its SWTOR Doors


In what seems like a trend here recently, Massively announced it is closing its SWTOR doors. In this post, they explain a bit about the when, where’s and why’s:

After four years, it’s time to migrate the Hyperspace Beacon to a new home. I’m not leaving Massively; I will still have my Elder Scrolls Online column, and there is a chance that the Hyperspace Beacon can make a cameo here every once in awhile. I still love the Massively staff, who are some of the best people in gaming journalism, and journalism is not a term I use lightly. But since we can no longer run the Beacon on Massively, I have created a website specifically for this column: I will continue to do my weekly editorials on Star Wars: The Old Republic, but having a site dedicated to this column means that I can cover more Star Wars-y stuff too. There are new movies coming out soon. Disney XD teased a new animated series set in the classic era. Marvel is taking over the comicbook job for Dark Horse. Things are changing, and I have a lot to talk about. If you’re ready to move with me, angle the deflector shield while I make the calculations for the jump to lightspeed.

Hyperspace beacons are unmanned outposts in space which freighters and other starships use to traverse the reaches of the known galaxy in Star Wars. Just like one of those buoys in the black, I will continue to guide your Internet-class cruiser past the space debris to the best news, information, and commentary onStar Wars: The Old Republic and beyond. OK, Chewie… punch it.

The Hyperspace Beacon by Larry Everett has been your weekly guide to the vast galaxy of Star Wars: The Old Republic for the last several years and we are sad to see it go but we wish nothing but good things for Larry in the future.So we’re sorry to hear it because we like Massively and we like the SWTOR column but rest assured that we are still here to bring you SWTOR updates, news and other fun stuff.

If you liked Hyperspace Beacon, we hope you follow Larry in his new endeavors and if you want SWTOR updates, news and analysis, we invite you to stay here with us at SWTOR Strategies. We’re not going anywhere.

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.