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More Fuel for the KotOR Fire

Posted Oct 30, 2007 by Jon Wood

More Fuel for the KotOR Fire

The Lucasarts website has released a new press release today in conjunction with Bioware. The press release announces that the two companies will be collaborating on "an interactive entertainment product".

While it should be noted that there is no specific mention of an MMORPG, but the mysterious announcement does come at a time when speculation about BioWare's Austin's MMO being the much-prophesized Knights of the Old Republic MMORPG is at an all-time high.

Managing Editor Jon Wood contacted Lucasarts this morning and was told that at this time, they "aren't releasing any details about the actual product".

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and EDMONTON, CANADA -- October 30, 2007 -- LucasArts and BioWare Corp. today announced that they have entered into an agreement to create an interactive entertainment product. The product, details of which will be unveiled at a later date, will be developed and published by BioWare and LucasArts, and will push the boundaries of the gaming market by utilizing the strengths of both companies to deliver an innovative, high-quality experience.

"LucasArts has a deep commitment to developing compelling stories and characters for the unique medium of interactive entertainment, and we have been searching for a developer that shares this value. We found this in BioWare," said Jim Ward, president of LucasArts. "Through our previous collaborations, we know that BioWare has an impressive ability to blend gripping stories with technological advancements, and we believe that our upcoming product will deliver an experience that will span the traditional boundaries of video game entertainment."

"BioWare's mission is to deliver the best story and character-driven games in the world, delivering powerful emotional experiences to our fans." said Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer, BioWare Corp. Added Greg Zeschuk, president of BioWare Corp., "The collaboration with LucasArts allows us to combine our passion for creating high quality and innovative experiences with those of a company dedicated to bringing only the finest games

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