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Game Features

Star Wars Galaxies offers a host of features to enhance your gameplay and help you better realize your adventures in the Galactic Civil War. Below is listed a number of these features and you can rest assured that Sony is constantly working on adding more.

  • Entirely new 3D engine designed to portray the Star Wars galaxy in the greatest possible detail
  • A seamless universe spanning ten fully-realized Star Wars worlds, from the films and expanded universe, each with over 15 x 15 kilometers of explorable terrain
  • Define your own role in the galaxy with 8 playable species and over 30 professions; become bounty hunters, smugglers, squad leaders and more!
  • Many social skills including dancing, musicianship and image designer
  • Advanced character customization tool that allows you to define nearly every detail of your character's appearance
  • Grow your character with an in-depth and flexible skill-based system of advancement
  • Highly configurable User Interface
  • Highly cinematic and tactical combat system that focuses on blasters and other ranged weapons
  • Ally and fight with the Rebel or Imperial sides of the Galactic Civil War, or remain neutral
  • Rewarding faction system that allows players to gain special perks by fighting in the Galactic Civil War
  • Battlefields, where players can square off against one another or NPCs to earn faction standing
  • Placeable Minefields and Turrets
  • Encounter and interact with 180+ unique creatures and hundreds of NPCs, including "named" characters like Darth Vader and Boba Fett
  • Robust chat system including hundreds of emotes, moods, chat styles, persistent messages and player created channels
  • Dynamic resource surveying and mining
  • Advanced crafting system
  • Completely player-run in-game economy that includes an in-game Marketplace that allows auctions and sales of in-game items
  • Jabba's Palace, the Emperor's Retreat, a Rebel hideout, and other "theme parks" offer a variety of missions for and encounters with well-known Star Wars characters
  • Dynamic Points of Interest that provide a huge supply of adventures
  • Random Mission system for shorter play sessions
  • Bounty Hunting skills and missions, with both PVE and PVP opportunities
  • Player-based dynamic spawning system takes into account a player's relative strength and creates suitable encounters
  • Natural AI behaviors, including herding, stalking and lair defending
  • Player built and placed housing, shops and structures
  • Player groups of up to twenty players
  • Player run associations of up to 500 players
  • Badge system that rewards achievement in various areas
  • An in-game Matchmaking Service, helpful for identifying players with similar hobbies
  • The chance to unlock the mysterious Force Sensitive character slot and attempt to master the most exhilarating and dangerous role in the galaxy...the Jedi.
  • Full team support with future expansions and updates

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