Star Wars Galaxies Won't Die With New Star Wars MMO

LucasArts has confirmed that Star Wars Galaxies (PC), the 2003 MMO from Sony Online Entertainment, won't be in danger of getting the axe because of Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC), the highly-anticipated MMO from BioWare Austin announced this week.

"We have many other features planned to support Star Wars Galaxies," said LucasArts' Tom Nichols to Eurogamer. "We see no reason why the two games can't exist together," he added. LucasArts is acting as publisher for The Old Republic.

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Galaxies repeatedly came under fire from critics for not properly fulfilling most players' Star Wars fantasies. "We've learned how important it is to listen to your community and act on that feedback," Nichols explained.

"We also realised what players expect from an online Star Wars game--they expect to be that iconic Star Wars hero as soon as possible. They don't want to play for hundreds of hours just to become a Jedi," continued Nichols. BioWare promises to capitalize on what LucasArts has learned.

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