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Star Wars: The Old Republic Forum » General Discussion » Obsidian looking to return to making Star Wars games .. could this be Star Wars MMORPG #3?

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  Swanea

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2/10/13 10:40:00 PM#21
Make it COOP, GO!
  ktanner3

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2/10/13 10:49:00 PM#22
Originally posted by Sovrath

It will be single player.

"you know what? There have already been two star wars mmo's created and neither a huge money maker; these games taking years to make and costing millions upon millions of dollars we might not see for quite a while... hmmmm , let's do it again!"

Or they can look at the successes in the single player/(co-op?) arena and realize that this might be where to go.

That's where I see it going as well. They ought to rethink the time frame they want to set the game in because the era between episodes 3 and 4 has been done enough. So has the time frame of the movies. Enough of that already. It's been done to death.

A game set between Episodes 6 and 7 would be interesting because it's all new territory that hasn't been covered yet. It also makes a lot of sense since we have the next movie coming in two years and it's Episode 7.

This is likely all moot anyways since disney has already stated that they are more interested in mobile and social games. Can't really blame them since MMOs are expensive to make and maintain.

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  Draron

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2/10/13 10:52:23 PM#23
It'll be single player (maybe co-op thrown in like NWN). No way they'll make 2 Star Wars MMO's this close together.
  superniceguy

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2/11/13 4:58:00 AM#24
Originally posted by Draron
It'll be single player (maybe co-op thrown in like NWN). No way they'll make 2 Star Wars MMO's this close together.

They have not even pitched the idea to Disney yet, and so doubt it will be released until at least 2015. If it takes as long as SWTOR did, then it will not be released until 2018. Think SWTOR will have run its course by then, if not by the end of this year!  So it will be the only SW MMO when it releases! If it is not a MMO then there will be no SW MMO to play.

  DamonVile

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2/11/13 5:07:37 AM#25

They wouldn't be able to get the rights to an mmo as long as swtor is runninng anyway.

and kotor2 may have been a great story when it worked...it was a buggy unfinished nightmare of a game. I wouldn't have much faith in them pulling off an mmo.

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  Draron

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2/11/13 6:21:28 AM#26
Originally posted by superniceguy
Originally posted by Draron
It'll be single player (maybe co-op thrown in like NWN). No way they'll make 2 Star Wars MMO's this close together.

They have not even pitched the idea to Disney yet, and so doubt it will be released until at least 2015. If it takes as long as SWTOR did, then it will not be released until 2018. Think SWTOR will have run its course by then, if not by the end of this year!  So it will be the only SW MMO when it releases! If it is not a MMO then there will be no SW MMO to play.

Even if it'll be 2018 when it launches, that's still too close together IMO for another Star Wars MMO. Thanks for the laugh of SWTOR running it's course by the end of 2013 though.

  superniceguy

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2/11/13 6:48:42 AM#27
Originally posted by Draron
Originally posted by superniceguy
Originally posted by Draron
It'll be single player (maybe co-op thrown in like NWN). No way they'll make 2 Star Wars MMO's this close together.

They have not even pitched the idea to Disney yet, and so doubt it will be released until at least 2015. If it takes as long as SWTOR did, then it will not be released until 2018. Think SWTOR will have run its course by then, if not by the end of this year!  So it will be the only SW MMO when it releases! If it is not a MMO then there will be no SW MMO to play.

Even if it'll be 2018 when it launches, that's still too close together IMO for another Star Wars MMO. Thanks for the laugh of SWTOR running it's course by the end of 2013 though.

If that is how LA views thing then SWTOR would not have been created either. From what I can tell Bioware pitched a SW MMO to LA in 2005, that is 2 years after the launch of SWG. Even in 2008 LA reckoned that SWG and SWTOR could have co-existed, due to very different games, and things are different now with Disney. What they will do / allow no one knows. This game by Obsidian is said to be between episode 3 and 4 so is from a different timeline like SWG - SWTOR. If the new MMO was to be in the old republic era again, then it probably would be too soon.

IMO SWTOR has already run its course, and content is just being drawwwwn out (Makeb). If they only got a 2 year licence I doubt they will renew it.

  Azaron_Nightblade

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2/11/13 6:55:24 AM#28

My guess would be on SP RPG as well, though I'd love a Co-Op mode!

Since they are aiming for the same time period it makes me wonder if it will run alongside The Force Unleashed, or completely ignore it - I'm gonna guess it'll be the second one.

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  Draron

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2/11/13 10:21:22 AM#29
Originally posted by superniceguy

IMO SWTOR has already run its course, and content is just being drawwwwn out (Makeb). If they only got a 2 year licence I doubt they will renew it.

If the game stays around it's last subscription count (not including the money being made off the Cartel Market) then there is no way they'll shut the game down. Income is income, and it'd be a stupid move to shut the game down while they can draw out the content/charge for what they planned to be free and still have a healthy playerbase.

  superniceguy

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2/11/13 3:33:36 PM#30
Originally posted by Draron
Originally posted by superniceguy

IMO SWTOR has already run its course, and content is just being drawwwwn out (Makeb). If they only got a 2 year licence I doubt they will renew it.

If the game stays around it's last subscription count (not including the money being made off the Cartel Market) then there is no way they'll shut the game down. Income is income, and it'd be a stupid move to shut the game down while they can draw out the content/charge for what they planned to be free and still have a healthy playerbase.

EA said that they need 500k subs to break even, which is $7.5 million per month, so as long as they get that in subs and cartel market, then yeah it will be ok, but as history has proven it will not (subs / active players are constantly declining), unless the game gets a major change like a reverse NGE, where it is good instead of bad. Then it depends on what Disney will charge for the SW licence, and how long EA bought the initial one for. Considering the game cost loads to make, they may have gotten a short term one, with the intention of getting a longer one with the profits, which does not seem any now. The way they have handled the game by merging servers, and going F2P so soon, and then the drawn out content, indicates that they have no more plans to sustain the game long term. Even SWG in its final days had more of a plan for a future than SWTOR is getting atm, plus when they decided to shut down SWG was at a time when the servers were growing.

  Gormok

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2/11/13 3:43:08 PM#31
Hopefully it's not an MMO, however it really doesn't matter since I was really interested in the Old Republic time period. I felt that KoToR 1 and 2 really caught the feel of that era. However BW/EA ruined it with the MMO. I would however be interested in the events took take place between EP III and IV, so that could work if it's a singleplayer game.
  lugal

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2/11/13 4:21:07 PM#32
Hope its a single player game from a point of view or story that is not the same as every other star wars story. So tired of the predictable theme in star wars, bad jedi create a ruckus, good jedi make things right, till the bad jedi create a ruckus... Yawn.

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  Muke

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2/11/13 4:26:21 PM#33

Very probably a Star Wars product containing Disney era lore.

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  ignore_me

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2/11/13 6:03:47 PM#34
Originally posted by Draron
Originally posted by superniceguy

IMO SWTOR has already run its course, and content is just being drawwwwn out (Makeb). If they only got a 2 year licence I doubt they will renew it.

If the game stays around it's last subscription count (not including the money being made off the Cartel Market) then there is no way they'll shut the game down. Income is income, and it'd be a stupid move to shut the game down while they can draw out the content/charge for what they planned to be free and still have a healthy playerbase.

F2P era has different dynamics. There is room for more products. They are not getting my money with SWTOR, they might with something new.

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  Fennris

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2/12/13 7:37:58 AM#35
Originally posted by Sevenstar61

If Obsidian Entertaintment does not have any experience with MMOs they better stick with single player games or they will get the same hate that BioWare got :)

...

 

The best MMOs (by "best" I mean most successful) have all been from first time MMO producers (EQ1, UO, Lineage, Wow and even SWTOR).  Almost all of the game companies that have produced multiple MMOs have been very hit-and-miss (EQ2, AC2, AoC, Champions, Star Trek, WAR, etc.).

  ignore_me

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2/28/13 6:09:35 PM#36

http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/63326-obsidian-is-lobbying-to-develop-a-new-star-wars-rpg/

 

^^ Let these guys know if you are one of those who would like to see another SW Game. Showing support may motivate them in pushing for a new title.

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  User Deleted
3/01/13 3:54:37 AM#37

Star Trek: New Vegas

Sign me the fuck up

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