Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of the most expensive and expansive games ever made, with nearly $200 million spent on it, most of the resources going to 800 developers on four continents working six years. The whole of the gameplay is roughly 1,600 hours and involved nearly 1,000 actors recording dialogue for 4,000 characters in three languages.

“We want to do to other video games what talkies did to silent films,” said Rich Vogel, co-director of BioWare Austin, the studio that lead the game’s production.

“With each character class, you create and star in your own ‘Star Wars’ adventure,” noted head writer Daniel Erickson.