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New Star Wars MMO?


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ajmeyer
01.25.2014 , 11:46 AM | #1
Anyone have any info on what the new MMO from SOE is? John Smedley posted that there new game coming out will make players of Star Wars Galaxies very happy. Link to article below....

http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/01...o-swg-players/

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01.25.2014 , 11:49 AM | #2
It won't be a Star Wars MMO, EA has the license for the coming decade.
Most likely it'll be a sci-fi sandbox game, in the spirit of SWG (minus all the mistakes) and he's counting on the SWG fans to support it.
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01.25.2014 , 12:18 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Callaron View Post
It won't be a Star Wars MMO, EA has the license for the coming decade.
Most likely it'll be a sci-fi sandbox game, in the spirit of SWG (minus all the mistakes) and he's counting on the SWG fans to support it.
This, pretty much.
Though I knew the "Bring Back SWG" crowd would immediately jump to the conclusion that SWG was coming back.

SWG is gone and isn't (legitimately) coming back.
Ever.

SOE is just hoping that the game they're working on will appeal to people who liked the best parts of SWG's gameplay.

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01.25.2014 , 12:24 PM | #4
SWG emulator servers are legitimate... Sort of... After a fashion...

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01.25.2014 , 12:39 PM | #5
Maybe they're taking what they "learned" from Vanguard and transport it to something Wildstar-like?
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01.25.2014 , 12:41 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Callaron View Post
It won't be a Star Wars MMO, EA has the license for the coming decade.
Most likely it'll be a sci-fi sandbox game, in the spirit of SWG (minus all the mistakes) and he's counting on the SWG fans to support it.
^This
At most it will be a Spiritual Successor in terms of gameplay, but it won't be a "New Star Wars MMO". The new SOE MMO will be "dedicated to [SWG fans]" the same way Star Citizen is dedicated to Wing Commander/Freelancer fans. Same "feel", but set in a different universe.

This is still good news for SWG fans who've been looking for something to scratch their sandbox gameplay itch though. (And heck, it's not impossible that it'll "inspire" EA/BW to add a few more sandbox elements to mitigate the risk of losing players to it - although that is far from certain.)
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Pscyon
01.25.2014 , 01:01 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Callaron View Post
in the spirit of SWG (minus all the mistakes) and he's counting on the SWG fans to support it.
If Smedley's involved there will be no shortage of mistakes. And if he's involved SWG fans won't be flocking to it.
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Andryah
01.25.2014 , 01:09 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by ajmeyer View Post
Anyone have any info on what the new MMO from SOE is? John Smedley posted that there new game coming out will make players of Star Wars Galaxies very happy. Link to article below....

http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/01...o-swg-players/
Heh....
Quote:
"SWG players, our next game (not announced yet) is dedicated to you," Smedley wrote. "Once we launch it... you can come home now."
If it is dedicated in classic Smedley style... you best hope there is a least some kisses and hugs before the "dedication" is applied.

SWG fans and alumni.... you are not seriously going to allow yourself to get /Smedleyed again are you?

And I see they are going to euthanize Vanguard later this year too. Smedley, IMO, is the grim reaper of the MMO game space.
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WSRB
01.25.2014 , 01:57 PM | #9
I'm not sure the game is entirely unannounced. At SOE Live in late 2012 Smedley discussed an Asian influenced fantasy game they were developing that was going to have open world housing and a few other features similar to SWG. I can't remember the name of it (nor do I care enough to Google it), but I think that might be what he's talking about because I don't think there's been much discussion of that game since then as they've been trying to keep the spotlight on EQN.

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01.25.2014 , 02:14 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by ajmeyer View Post
Anyone have any info on what the new MMO from SOE is? John Smedley posted that there new game coming out will make players of Star Wars Galaxies very happy. Link to article below....

http://massively.joystiq.com/2014/01...o-swg-players/
It probably be some thing similar to swg, but it won't be starwars related. Perhaps some space mmorpg, but I highly doubt it. It's probably another lame fantasy mmorpg.
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