What Damion was talking about was our new Macrobinoculars and Seeker Droid content and while they’re more expansive than what you might consider “minigames”, they definitely fit that category of cool new things to do in SWTOR outside of the standard game play that people are used to.
Macrobinoculars will allow players to see the world in a different way and to identify otherwise hidden or mundane objects in order to complete quests and rack up achievements.
The Seeker Droid will let players play “treasure hunter” and search dig sites throughout the galaxy in hopes of finding unique items, artifacts, and gear.
Both features are introduced by their own exciting series of story quests that will take players across the galaxy to address all-new threats to the Empire and Republic. There is also a set of daily and weekly quests that will offer commendation rewards as well as reputation with a new organization.
Source: The Unknown Regions