5 Years From Now: Where do you see Star Wars within the realm of gaming? If I would have asked you that question 5 years ago, back in 2000 do you believe that you would have been right considering how Star Wars is today in the world of gaming? Would you have imagined a truly interactive RPG experience such as KOTOR? A game that has went on to win numerous awards and has recieved probably the highest review scores for any Star Wars game to date. Would you have imagined that? Would you have imagined that one of the best Star Wars videogame experiences being a LEGO Star Wars game? Would you have imagined that there would be a game that lets you relive the battles from the movies in detail like Battlefront 2? Who knows, but now I am proposing that question to you. 2010, how do you percieve Star Wars gaming once that year rolls around? What types of games do you forsee? The 30th Anniversay would have came and gone, the PT is now finished. The KOTOR legacy will probably have been finished. So what do you see? Personally I see Star Wars videogames taking on the route of EU. When I say EU I mean Post Revenge of the Sith/Pre A New Hope era games and Pre The Phantom Menace games. If there can be anything learned by LucasArts, its that you don't have to create a PT/OT/Post OT Star Wars game for it to be successful, you can take it back 4,000 years to locations, characters, and events that are not clear to us all and still have probably the best Star Wars game ever created. So I wouldn't hesitate to say that more emphasis would be placed on the Star Wars era 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, or hell even 10,000 years before The Phantom Menace. Also considering that the PT has just wrapped up, I don't see an end to PT based games for some time. However the Star Wars TV show is supposed to kick off like in 2007 or 2008 I believe. It is supposed to take place after the events of EP3 but before the events of EP4, covering that whole 20 year gap. So by 2010, this concept will still be fresh in mind and maybe we'll see games take place during this era. Empire At War is already a first and perhaps there will be more. Maybe even with Battlefront 3, 4, or even 5. Assuming that the Battlefront series last that long. I also believe that the trend of Jedi games will eventually become more quite and we'll see more Star Wars games that doesn't have anything to do with lightsabers or force powers. With possibly the success of KOTOR 3, I see more attempts at developers creating RPG games for Star Wars. Maybe not in the non-linear style of KOTOR, but maybe something more linear and direct like the Final Fantasy games....something that is turn-based which is something we never seen before in a Star Wars game. Maybe LucasArts will get desperate and will remake old games. Imagine Super Star Wars, Super Empire Strikes Back, or Super Return of the Jedi on the PS3 or 360. Imagine a PS3/360 version of Shadows of the Empire or even Dark Forces. Maybe we will see a rebirth of the X-Wing/Tie Fighter games. Perhaps with the next generation consoles we would see a X-Wing vs Tie-Fighter 2 game. I mean the possibilities are limitless, but how do you see Star Wars videogaming 5 years from now?