During the EA press conference from GamesCom Dr. Ray Muzyka, co-founder of BioWare took the stage to talk about Operations, Star Wars: The Old Republic's form of raids. The Operation demoed was called the Eternity Vault. an ancient prison with many lines of defenses that players will have to fight through in order to get inside. The Eternity Vault is a level 50 end-game challenge.
Operations will offer varied difficulty modes ranging from easy for casual players to difficult for the more hardcore players. You can tackle Operations with either 8 or 16 players, but the live demo showed only 8 players. According to the demo, EV will be a massive Operation, with both indoor and outdoor combat.
No news on a release date for Star Wars: The Old Republic, but when we get more info on the Star Wars MMO we'll get you all the details.