Verant has updated the official Star Wars Galaxies Web site with a new 3D screenshot depicting the female and male zabrak standing in the sand dunes of Tatooine. These particular characters are of same species as the Darth Maul character from Episode I. Ralph Koster, creative director for Star Wars Galaxies, also made a post to the Star Wars Galaxies message board stating that there will be a public beta test with thousands of players. Koster also commented on other aspects of the game such as owning houses and shops, which he said will remain in the game even when the character is offline. In addition, there are details on plans for letting players pack up all their goods and take them to new planets.
Star Wars Galaxies is currently scheduled for a Q3 2002 release. For more on the game, take a look at our previous coverage .