The basic coding to allow for the creation of quests is in, or at least known enough for early quests. The NPC team did create a few quests for implementation. However, they are awaiting the coders to finalise the quest UI and a way to spawn in NPCs to activate the quests etc.
Luckily for you guest, these won't be quests in the style of TOR or other MMORPGs. The game will still be primarily player run, except these quests might give new players a bit of direction and something to do, along with giving them some stuff. THey would also give some flavour to the galaxy allowing people to have a reason to go visit wonder X or travel to new places.