Rumor: BioWare Unveiling Star Wars MMO Soon

By Chris Faylor, Oct 03, 2008 8:27am PDT Acclaimed RPG developer BioWare will officially reveal its massively multiplayer Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game later this month, claims CVG.

The publication cites a recent column in UK newspaper The Daily Star, which stated the reporter would soon head off to San Francisco in order to "file an exclusive report on [BioWare's Knights of the Old Republic MMO.]"

After months of rumors, studio owner EA confirmed that BioWare Austin was indeed working on a massively-multiplayer effort set in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic universe, which takes place 4000 years before the beloved film series. No platforms have been announced for the game.

The Knights of the Old Republic universe was popularized through two Xbox and PC RPGs--the first developed by BioWare, the second handled by Obsidian.

According to EA CEO John Riccitiello, the Star Wars MMO is one of the "two of the most compelling MMOs in the industry"--the other being EA Mythic's recently launched Warhammer Online (PC)--and is "quite possibly the most anticipated game, full stop, for the industry."

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  • I don't know why there's so much skepticism here. Bioware is similar to companies like Blizzard and Valve in the fact that they just don't make crappy games. I mean for pete's sake they made a successful Sonic RPG for the DS. Involving the player deeply in the storyline is something that's always lacking in any MMO, and that's Bioware's specialty. I dont think there will be any issue with them creating an MMO that is top notch quality, yet different than the mainstream. Will it eventually have as many subscribers as WoW? Probably not, WoW is a carebear MMO that appeals to the masses. I think this will appeal to a unique niche crowd just like EVE-Online does.