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Star Wars: The Old Republic 10 years 7 months ago #347971

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Ending years of silence and rumors, BioWare and LucasArts today revealed that they have joined forces to produce a Star Wars massively multiplayer online game set in the Knights of the Old Republic Universe.Dubbed Star Wars: The Old Republic, the title is expected to launch at some point in 2009, going by past reports. The specific platforms that will receive the game have not yet been revealed, though a PC version is likely.The story-based MMO will be set roughly 300 years after BioWare's 2004 single-player RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC, Xbox) and the Obsidian-developed sequel, which took place roughly 4,000 years before the classic film series."We're making KOTOR 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and beyond--this game is that big, it's got that much content in it," explained BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka. "It's very innovative--it's story based.""We thought of a Howard the Duck MMO, we thought it was a little too crazy," he joked.While the Star Wars setting was confirmed by BioWare owner EA in July, both the developer and license holder LucasArts have remained silent about the project until today. BioWare has been quietly tinkering away on its MMO since the 2006 formation of BioWare Austin, after which the studio licensed all sorts of middleware technology.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 10 years 7 months ago #347972

Bioware team must be massive if they're doing this, the Mass Effect trilogy, and their new medieval RPG.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 10 years 7 months ago #347973

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Why do you think these companies are being eaten up by EA and Activision? The extra man power and money, plus those big developers let them run free with their tried and true skill, so it's a win-win situation.Case in point, this awesome, awesome news.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 10 years 7 months ago #347975

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GameSpot has a tl;dr of an article on the history of the project so far. http://www.gamespot.com/news/6199726.html?part=rss&tag=gs_news&subj=6199726
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fuckwin awesome.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 10 years 7 months ago #347983

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It's both sad and funny to see the people that were hoping for a KOTOR 3 announcement cry in fanboy tears. I'm actually hearing people say that they want this game to fail.What the fuck is wrong with these people? God forbid BioWare takes a stab at creating something other than a singleplayer RPG for a change, while still making Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age.Some people...
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 10 years 7 months ago #347985

eswat;347983 wrote:
It's both sad and funny to see the people that were hoping for a KOTOR 3 announcement cry in fanboy tears. I'm actually hearing people say that they want this game to fail.What the fuck is wrong with these people? God forbid BioWare takes a stab at creating something other than a singleplayer RPG for a change, while still making Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age.Some people...
Gosh, why would anyone want this to fail? This could be the Star Wars MMO we've been waiting for.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 10 years 7 months ago #347988

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yeah ZIDY, why wouldn't anybody LOVE this news?HM?
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 10 years 7 months ago #348015

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That's nice. I want KOTOR 3.... so yeah. Whatever. Thanks Bioware or yeah whatever.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 10 years 7 months ago #348030

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This sucks
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