Trending Games | WildStar | Neverwinter | Elder Scrolls Online | Guild Wars 2

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,640,355 Users Online:0
Games:681  Posts:6,074,901
BioWare | Play Now
MMORPG | Genre:Sci-Fi | Status:Final  (rel 12/20/11)  | Pub:LucasArts
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Retail | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:n/a
System Req: PC | Out of date info? Let us know!

Star Wars: The Old Republic General Article: The 15 Year Plan

By Suzie Ford on July 30, 2011

SWTOR's Fifteen Year Game Plan

A lot of fans of Star Wars: The Old Republic and their anti-fan counterparts were caught off guard by a statement from Bioware's senior creative director James Ohlen when he indicated that the company has a fifteen year 'road map' for the development of the game. What? Playing SWTOR in 2025? "Impossible!" says one group. "Awesome!" says the other.

 advertisement 

From earlier in the week:

If the nebulous title brought you in, you're not alone. Yet in an interview during last weekend's ComiCon in San Diego, Bioware's senior creative director James Ohlen mentioned that Star Wars: The Old Republic will launch with seventeen explorable worlds but the road map allows for over 500 worlds in 2025. That's over a decade's worth of content additions, folks.

JO: Well, I can say that we have 1(7) major worlds. Then we have an indeterminate number of minor worlds. And our goal, obviously this being an online game, that we're hoping is going to last for decades, we're going to be, obviously, adding more to the galaxy map as the game progresses. We want to add dozens of worlds. Hundreds of worlds eventually. In 2025, we'll hopefully have 500 worlds.

Source: DarthHater.com

Now in all fairness, the quoted sentences were said partially in jest. However, and as your sainted mothers have doubtless told you, every blithely uttered remark tends to contain a nugget of truth. So then the quest is to discover precisely how far Bioware foresees taking SWTOR. Can a game stay successful and profitable for over a decade? There are several fine examples that say yes including EVE, Ultima Online, Everquest and others. But in this day of over-hyped and prematurely released games, the rotting corpses of legion MMOs riddle the road map of success. So where does SWTOR fall on this continuum? Only time will tell.

What do YOU think?

From around the web:

 
 
 
Leave this field empty
Post Your Comment:
Our Rating
8.7
User Rating: 7.4