BioWare's Star Wars MMO Confirmed

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Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello has confirmed that celebrated developer BioWare is at work on a MMO based on the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic franchise.

"We've got two of the most compelling MMOs in the industry in development," Riccitiello told Portfolio.com. "The one that people are dying for us to talk to them about -- in partnership with Lucas, coming out of BioWare, which is, I think, quite possibly the most anticipated game, full stop, for the industry at the point when we get closer to telling you about it."

When asked pointedly if the game he was referring to was the oft-rumored Knights of the Old Republic MMO, the CEO simply responded "Yes."

BioWare has made several mentions of its in-development MMO project, but has remained characteristically silent on which, if any, property it would license for the title.

Earlier this year, however, BioWare and LucasArts announced that they had partnered for an unspecified project, leading many to speculate that the Star Wars MMO was indeed in development.

No release date or platforms have yet been revealed for the long-in-development MMO. A PC version is likely, though BioWare has made several comments indicating that it may be considering a console release as well.

From The Chatty
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    July 17, 2008 1:47 PM

    Wow, a second chance at not fucking up a starwars franchise for an mmo. Sounds good. Let's hope it takes place in it's own continuum and isn't linked to the later star wars universe so they can do what they want with it.

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      July 17, 2008 2:22 PM

      Did you not play KOTOR? It was thousands of years before the Saga films. They'll have a great opportunity to define their own Star Wars history.

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        July 17, 2008 2:26 PM

        I know, I know, it's just a psychological hang up I have. I hate prequels of all sorts. Personal thing.

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      July 17, 2008 3:16 PM

      I found the story and dialogue of KOTOR games to be much more enjoyable than those movies.