MtG Art Lead, Mouthy Brit
- Aug 1, 2015
I've been waiting a long time to announce this project, for the best part of three whole years it was nothing but a great speculation of what SWG could one day rise to and above. And now, finally, with the recent advancements in modding technology, I couldn't be more happy or motivated to tell you that my speculations weren't a waste, they're real...
Mod the Galaxy's first official major art project dedicated to visually revamping Star Wars Galaxies in it's entirety!
What is Galaxies Remastered?
Galaxies Remastered is a visual remaster of Star Wars Galaxies. Every single model; characters, creatures, wearables (armor & clothing), weapons, props, vehicles, starships, environment (terrain, tree's, foliage, grass, rocks), structures, visual effects, animations and more. If you can see it, we're rebuilding it!
Can you give us an example?
To help demonstrate what kind of outcome we're aiming towards, here's a little teaser.
Left: SOE's Original Male Nautolan (Implemented in the CU)
Right: Nautolan Female (Work in Progress) by MtG-Violet
So what does this mean for the future of SWG?
It means that players will be able to experience and enjoy a galaxy with a visual quality the game has never seen before. The project is large and arguably as ambitious as redesigning the game under a new engine, but it's developers are determined to push SWG as far off the rails as possible.
In the future you can expect to see not only the remastered vanilla playable species, but also many (estimated 30+) brand new playable species each designed to a much higher quality and fully integrated into the engine.
When can we expect any of this to hit public or even beta level release?
We are too early into the planning and early test stages to even consider a fixed point of release, however the aim of this thread is not only to explain the changes coming but also how we will be approaching them. In the coming months you can expect:
- Several sneak peaks of the new visuals in the works.
- Twitch Livestreams of remastered 3D assets being created in real-time.
- A detailed development roadmap of the entire project, updated on a weekly basis (coming soon).
How will you ever hope to withstand a project of this magnitude?
It doesn't take a genius or common sense to know how complex of a goal this is, that's why we're carefully planning it step by step and we want to share every necessary detail with you. Galaxies Remastered will start at the very base of the game and slowly expand covering more and more content each milestone.
At the current time we cannot give you all the details since we ourselves do not know them, but rest assured the moment we do, you will as well.We encourage all who are interested to follow our project, we're currently looking for a variety of collaborators with unique skills to help us behind the scenes. Don't worry if you can't offer any technical skills or knowledge, at the very least we would appreciate any feedback and support. After all, this project will one day release to the entire SWGEmu community and all independent servers who should want it! The follow up to this post will reveal further information on the technical aspects of the project.
Concluding this introductory brief, we're extending an invitation to the official Galaxies Remastered Discord Server. Keep in mind that Galaxies Remastered is a part of Mod the Galaxy and was founded by it's own members, in no way does Galaxies Remastered represent itself as a separate modding community.
NOTE: This thread is intended to provide official updates and information on the project, as such it has been locked to remain clean of all responses. Feel free to create a thread in the MtG Official Art Forum for any questions or feedback.