When it was revealed that Star Wars: The Old Republic would be an MMMO – and not a new entry in the Knights of the Old Republic series – many BioWare fans were disappointed. But the game’s lead writer recently explained why he thinks Old Republic will be a ‘dream game’ for Mass Effect and Dragon Age fans.
In an interview with CVG, Star Wars: The Old Republic’s lead writer Daniel Erickson said, “If you’re someone that loves everything an MMO brings to the table, loves the community aspect, loves being able to see other people and say, ‘I have better shoulder pads than you do,’ everything you loved about MMOs is there for you.”
“If you are a hardcore, traditional BioWare fan – a Mass Effect or especially Dragon Age fan – this is the dream game. It is an RPG forever. It is an RPG that at the speed and pace that I play RPGs as a gamer, five or ten hours a week, I could never finish this game,” says Erickson.
Of course, we don’t expect the lead writer to say anything less than positive about the title he penned before it launches. Still, it’s heartening to hear continued confirmations that Star Wars: The Old Republic’s development team is working on marrying the best of the MMO genre and the story driven RPG experience the studio is now famous for.
July 9, 2010
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