Thanks to the keen eyes of our friends at Massively, our old friend John Smedley was spotted posting some teaser images of SOE's upcoming unannounced game. This title is likely the one Smed was recently referring to when he told folks on Reddit that: "SWG Players - Our next game (not announced yet) is dedicated to you. Once we launch it...you can come home now."
Of course, this sparked the long dormant SWG forum here on MMORPG.com to spark to life, and people have been wondering what kind of game this really is going to be. Certainly, it will not be SWG 2 or anything involved Star Wars. SOE simply doesn't have the license anymore. But Smed's words speak of a sandbox MMO that involves crafting and player community at the utmost.
We've known for a long time that John regrets the NGE and CU when it comes to Galaxies, but this is probably his first (memorable) public promise that they're trying to right by the SWG community with a new game. Two things come to mind though:
- Will anything that's not Star Wars Galaxies really ever be enough for fans of that game? And...
- Why does this image evoke so strongly a sense of The Secret World's Kingsmouth?