The repost of the video included an explanation that was apparently originally on the YouTube posting. In essence, it offered the story that the video was taken from SOE Austin by one of four departing employees. They were posting it as payback, essentially, getting back at SOE CEO John Smedley, who the unknown poster blamed for their 'firing'. The author went on to say this about the project:
"This is the project John Smedley has not been telling SWG players about. He's known for about a year now that Bioware is working on the Knights of the Old Republic MMO, and him and Lucasarts have been busy thinking up ways to squeeze the remaining SWG playerbase out of one final cash lump sum before everyone jumps ship - and this is it."
Features included in the supposed expansion include a fully explorable Bespin, the addition of the Nautolan and Chiss races as playable characters, and a quartet of new ships. The ships were pulled deep from the Star Wars expanded universe, and included craft like the very recognizable Lambda-class Imperial Shuttle.
While all of this sounds like content the SWG
community would really enjoy, it is apparently a fabrication. As mentioned above, several of the assets shown in the film are obviously culled from the Jedi Knights II
game, with others lifted from additional recent Star Wars titles. Others video elements are lifted from Galaxies
itself, creating a pastiche that - in passing - appears actually very convincing. The only obvious fan element is the voice-over, which suffers from fairly low audio quality.
It's definitely interesting to see the level of dedication SWG
fans have to their game displayed in this manner. Make sure to check out the trailer while you can
to enjoy this impressive player-created homage.