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New Star Wars MMO?


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DarthMaulUK
01.26.2014 , 02:59 AM | #51
It's exciting news indeed. The MMO genre is crying out for a sandbox MMO with a big name next to it. I do hope SOE have learned from their mistakes and if the right balance is struck, players will flock to it.

Themepark MMOs have been on life support for a long time because players are left sitting around waiting for the next update - complete it within days then leave again.

Sandbox MMOs and even SWG allowed players to create their own story themeparks and players could create a party and join it. Way ahead of its time and all I will say is

Bestine vs Anchorhead battles!!!!!
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entrailsgalore
01.26.2014 , 12:04 PM | #52
I just want Jump To Lightspeed back really to be honest. Nothing has been as good since.

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Andryah
01.26.2014 , 01:10 PM | #53
Quote: Originally Posted by Froippi View Post
i only remember EA getting a contract for 3 new star wars game nothing about a exclusive contract for star wars games
Where you been?

http://starwars.com/news/electronic-...rs-gaming.html
Quote:
Today it was announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. and Disney Interactive are entering into a multi-year, multi-title exclusive licensing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) for the creation of new high quality Star Wars games aimed at the core gaming audience and spanning multiple genres for console, PC, mobile, and tablets.

Industry leaders and creators of best-in-class blockbuster games, the development and publishing teams at EA will collaborate with the creative teams at Lucasfilm to provide audiences with all-new gaming experiences set in the ever-expanding Star Wars galaxy. As part of the agreement, EA studio teams DICE (Battlefield series) and Visceral (Dead Space series) will join BioWare (Mass Effect series, Star Wars: The Old Republic) in the development of new Star Wars games.

"Our number one objective was to find a developer who could consistently deliver our fans great Star Wars games for years to come," said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "When we looked at the talent of the teams that EA was committing to our games and the quality of their vision for Star Wars, the choice was clear."

While EA studios will develop for the core Star Wars gaming audience, Disney Interactive will focus on delivering new Star Wars games for casual audiences on mobile, social, tablet, and online gaming platforms.
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VanderII
01.26.2014 , 01:47 PM | #54
It'll be a new Sfi-fi MMO, but not a Star Wars game.
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ScarletBlaze
01.26.2014 , 01:57 PM | #55
Quote: Originally Posted by Froippi View Post
i only remember EA getting a contract for 3 new star wars game nothing about a exclusive contract for star wars games
This is the article about Disney and EA

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/06/tech/g...-ea/index.html

http://variety.com/2013/biz/news/sta...ea-1200860159/

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/...s-game-license

http://starwars.com/news/electronic-...rs-gaming.html


http://news.ea.com/press-release/com...ames-agreement


And according to this article:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/...-next-10-years

They have the franchise for 10 years
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aeterno
01.26.2014 , 03:12 PM | #56
Can't wait for that game.

More specifically, cant wait for that game to get its own forum.

The collective mmo industry will breathe a sigh of relief when the "vets" find a new home and aren't the grumpy creepy uncle of the party.

Mmorpg.com might go bust tho.

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DarthDymond
01.28.2014 , 02:33 PM | #57
John Smedley's Twitter: "just to clarify a point I made in my AMAA - we have a new game that I think SWG vets will like. It's not a new Star Wars game at all."
(Thanks to Pirana for finding and posting this on this thread's counterpart in the Star Wars Forum)
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Darth_Wicked
01.28.2014 , 02:34 PM | #58
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthDymond View Post
John Smedley's Twitter: "just to clarify a point I made in my AMAA - we have a new game that I think SWG vets will like. It's not a new Star Wars game at all."
(Thanks to Pirana for finding and posting this on this thread's counterpart in the Star Wars Forum)
I LOL'ed. The legend, concerning Smedley and what I read about him, holds true.
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branmakmuffin
01.28.2014 , 02:36 PM | #59
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthDymond View Post
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.
Hopefully very far from certain. If I wanted to play sandbox, I'd play sandbox. This game does not need to be wasting development effort geared towards something TOR is not.

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TUXs
01.28.2014 , 02:52 PM | #60
Interesting comments. Sadly, it's SOE...and that means Smed. Won't be a SW IP, so I expect it to be something like Planet Side 3.
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