[RUMOUR] Bioware working on KOTOR MMORPG

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  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    New Star Wars MMO in the works?
    15:30, Apr 25th 2007 by Ben Parfitt

    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/26750/New-Star-Wars-MMO-in-the-works

    Reports suggest BioWare is working on Knights of the Old Republic multiplayer online title.
    Widely celebrated as the best Star Wars game of recent years, rumours have emerged that RPG specialist BioWare is hard at work on an MMO version of its hugely popular Knights of the Old Republic franchise.

    CVG reports that the latest edition of US games print mag EGM includes the snippet in its Rumour section. No confirmation has been forthcoming from the developer as of yet, but were the game to emerge it would almost certainly be a sure-fire contender to better LucasArts? previous MMO outing, the troubled Star Wars Galaxies.

    Knights of the Old Republic was a critical and commercial success upon its release on Xbox in 2003. Its fortunes were mirrored by an equally celebrated PC version shortly afterwards. Obsidian took over the reigns for the second instalment in 2005, which whilst failing to win over the critics was again another firm retail success.



    EDIT: I see this is already being discussed in the kotor 3 thread. Mods feel free to lock this up, though it probably deserves its own thread...
  2. Rogue_Follower Manager Emeritus

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    If this does happen, it better not replace KotOR III and had damn better reference Dark Horse's current run of KotOR comics.
  3. Obi_Wan_01 Force Ghost

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    [Lando]Woohoo![/Lando] [face_dancing]

    Please, please, please don't screw this up if the rumor turns out to be true.
  4. ThrawnRocks Force Ghost

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  5. zacparis VIP

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    Hopefully this will be the long rumoured console Star Wars MMO.
  6. Vezner Force Ghost

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    Amen. I'm not a big fan of MMORPGs TBH and if they scrap KOTOR III for this, I will be seriously disappointed.
  7. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    I don't want this to be true. :(
  8. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Wasn't it Bioware that said they don't want to work on any titles that are not their own creation? And why make a MMORPG of KOTOR in place of KOTOR III? I think this is just a very silly rumor. Or at least I hope it is.
  9. Apollo Jedi Knight

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    This would suck if this is true.
  10. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    They are also notorious for not wanting to do sequels.
    But, if they wanted to venture out into MMOs, this wouldn't be a bad place to get their feet wet...oh, goodness no! What am I saying?!?!

    I want KOTOR III. :(
    That's all I want.
    (with Jade Empire's combat system!)
  11. MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper

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    Yeah, since this is a probable extension to the IP than a 'sequel' (at least that's my hope [face_praying]) we'll leave this one.
  12. Kyptastic VIP

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    I'm actually excited about this. If done well, it could do the same thing that WoW has done for the Warcraft Universe.
  13. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, but look where Star Wars Galaxies went.
  14. Kyptastic VIP

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    Well, hopefully they learn from history.
  15. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    We all know how well that works. :p

  16. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

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    Add me to the sceptic pile.

    That said, I'm honestly not a big star wars fan, but even I think it'd be incredible to take the Jedi Civil War to a much larger scale, further explore the mythos of the Old Republic and Early Sith, and to participate in the historical battles mentioned in the KotOR games.
  17. The_Chim Force Ghost

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    Rich is always right.
  18. Wes_Janson Jedi Youngling

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    I dont know what I look foward to less, a SW MMO or a Fallout MMO
  19. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    I'd rather have KOTOR 3

    But if there's another SW MMO this era would be the way to go
  20. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I'm hoping it won't, my biggest hate about mmorpgs is that I can't afford to play them.
  21. Raven Administrator Emeritus

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    I'd rather have KOTOR III.
  22. Lord_NoONE Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd like to see a proper KotOR III in the same vein as the previous KotOR incarnations. However, a decent MMORPG set in the SW universe would be an excellent thing. Just so long as it hastens Galaxies' death.
  23. DARKMETHOD Jedi Knight

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  24. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    How long does it take to make a MMORPG as compared to a normal game? Perhaps this is athe laying of the ground work for a MMORPG that would come after KOTOR III.
  25. jangoisadrunk Jedi Master

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    I hate MMO's. I'll admit that I've never played one, but just the very idea is so abhorrent to me that it doesn't matter - I never will play one. Why should I pay for the right of forced socialization? I have no desire to pal around with a bunch of 13 year olds, or 35 year olds pretending to be teenage lesbians for even one cent per month (If I wan't to play with other people, I'll go outside). I'm sure there are nice reasonable people who play MMO's (and other online games - like Halo), but I never find any. It just burns me up to see publishers like Lucas Arts divert resources away from good single player content just so they can boast that a game has online multiplayer functionality - even if it's not any good.
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