Star Wars MMO to grab more players than WoW
LucasArts hopes for over 11m subscribers
If you’re creating an MMORPG to compete with the most popular one of all time - World of Warcraft - then you’d better make sure it’s got a solid plot. And what better plot than one based on the most popular film series of all time: Star Wars.
LucasArts wants more than 11m Star Wars: The Old Republic members
So gaming firm LucasArts has come up with Star Wars: The Old Republic. And Tom Nichols, a LucasArts executive, has told VideoGaming247 that he believes it’ll attract more subscribers than WoW, which is currently thought to have around 11m members.
“We have the benefit of this huge brand, which has done very, very well for nearly 30 years,” said Nichols.
"Schvving, schvving, schvvang"
Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place shortly after peace is declared between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. However, the game really gets going as fresh conflicts arise between the two.
The game is LucasArts’ second stab at the MMORPG market. Its first, Star Wars: Galaxies, was released in 2003.
Star Wars: The Old Republic will be released for the PC, but console versions are thought to be under consideration. A launch date hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Who is the editor?
If it's Sony again, I don't think that it will even get off the ground. They managed to turn a semi decent MMORPG into a very bad doom clone last time around.
Dead before it's even started.
@AC aka MARK
Give it up fatty you're losing ground fast, just keep waiting for your copy of LBP to arrive then you can release your ground in dirt all over it.
Beating the decomposing remains of the equine there... SWG was/is pretty awful and going on the JarJar principal the next one will stink even worse.
And PS3 console exclusivity apparently.
As it's the only one with a HDD, Keyboard/Mouse OS level support, and serious amounts of Blu-ray storage.
I hope those images aren't the graphics that will be in the game. They look pretty old school. We have all of this power in our GPU's.... why don't these developer's use it? Yes, I know they want to allow everyone to play to boost their numbers, but every game allows you to play without all of the fancy features.