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E3 2010: New Group Play Videos Feature Multiplayer Dialogue

Posted by Michael Bitton on Jun 18, 2010  | Comments

E3 2010: New Group Play Videos Feature Multiplayer Dialogue - Star Wars: The Old Republic -

Bioware provided us with a trio of new videos at this year's E3 featuring group play by three pairs of differing classes. The videos offer a sampling of the synergy between the game's classes in combat, something we've not seen much of before, as well as examples of what multiplayer dialogue will look like in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

The Sith Warrior and Sith Inquisitor go to town on some Tuk'atas.

A pragmatic Trooper and a ruthless Smuggler team up for a mission.

The Imperial Agent and Bounty Hunter take down their foes with surgical precision.

As many have speculated in previous videos featuring bits of multiplayer dialogue, the person who speaks at any given point of a conversation with an NPC appears to be determined by a random roll when in groups. If you notice the numbers beside the player portraits in the dialogue scene, the player with the higher roll  speaks in the next exchange with the NPC. There also appears to be some sort of ability to skip parts of the dialogue independently, as the word "Skipped" appear next to some of the player portraits during a number of dialogue scenes.

Click the above images or go here to watch the new videos.

What do you think of Bioware's chosen system to deal with multiplayer dialogue? Let us know in the comments below!

Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB