LucasArts And BioWare Enter Into Game Development Agreement; Rumored Star Wars MMO Likely

By Maarten Goldstein, Oct 30, 2007 6:20am PDT

LucasArts and BioWare today announced that they have signed an agreement to develop an "interactive entertainment product". Literally nothing else of note is mentioned in the press release, except that specifics will be unveiled at a later date and a website can be found at LucasArtsBioWare.com. However, this announcement comes a week after reports hit the internet that claimed BioWare Austin is working on an MMO set in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic universe. At the time, a LucasArts representative would neither confirm or deny the existence of such a project. "BioWare's mission is to deliver the best story and character-driven games in the world, delivering powerful emotional experiences to our fans," said BioWare CEO Ray Muzyka. Added president Greg Zeschuk, "The collaboration with LucasArts allows us to combine our passion for creating high quality and innovative experiences with those of a company dedicated to bringing only the finest games to market."

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  • If this new MMO is truly a KOTOR-based game for the PC then my prayers have been answered. I wouldn't say that I am the biggest fan, but I loved the concept of SWG but the execution was terrible... especially after the "upgrades".

    If Bioware and Lucas Arts do this right, this could very well be one of the biggest games to hit the market. I hope that it focuses on PvP and economy and doesn't knock off the WoW experience. Even if this caters to a specific audience or genre of players, it should be a smash hit. From my experience, those people that are hardcore in to PvP and economy tend to stay long-time subscribers when compared to the others. Not to mention they are usually more loyal.

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