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SWTOR’s “the dream game” for BioWare fans, says Erickson

Friday, 9th July 2010 20:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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BioWare lead designer and story writer Daniel Erickson has said the firm is going after both MMO players and BioWare RPG fans with Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Speaking with CVG, Erickson said if players are a hardcore fan of either, SWTOR is “the dream game”.

“If you’re someone that loves everything an MMO brings to the table, loves the community aspect, loves being able to see other people and say: ‘I have better shoulder pads than you do,’ everything you loved about MMOs is there for you,” said Erickson.

“But if the idea of story and context really turns you off, if what you want is the just complete Disneyland experience, where you run on the rides and repeat the stuff, this probably isn’t your favourite MMO.

“If you are a hardcore, traditional Bioware fan – a Mass Effect or especially Dragon Quest fan – this is the dream game. It is an RPG forever. It is an RPG that at the speed and pace that I play RPGs as a gamer, five ten hours a week, I could never finish this game.

“One of the things people don’t ever get around is the class stories, which go through the whole game. They don’t stop. There’s other content as well, which is more built towards multiplayer with your friends. But there is no crossover between the factions.

“If you play as a Bounty Hunter from the first level to the last level, and then rolled up as a smuggler, you would not see one repeated piece of content. It would be an entirely new Bioware game from start to finish – that is multiple times bigger than a Mass Effect”.

Erickson also told the site SWTOR was “bigger than every Bioware game we’ve done put together”, echoing similar comments he made to VG247 during E3.

The first round of Beta testing for SWTOR was announced today, and the game’s slated for spring 2011.

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  1. YoungZer0

    “Please play our game.”

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Uncontested

    Sure as fuck isn’t my dream.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. endgame

    then get the f**k out of here trolls. go play some wow!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    What are you? A Moron? I despise this game especially because it is a MMORPG.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. _LarZen_

    I have no doubt the quality of the game wil be good, but how many REALY want to play a Star Wars mmo game?

    Cant wait to test it but scifi mmo games have a rep to attract a little group of players…dont think this wil EVER be as popular as the big bad wolf World of Warcraft.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. The_Villa

    @_LarZen_: You’re partially right, it IS a sci-fi mmo, but you have to consider that is based on one of the most famous properties in sci-fi, even, God forgive me, more popular than Dune.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. _LarZen_

    @6: Yeah I see where you are going and I agree. But there have been a few sci-fi mmo’s out there now and everyone fail exept EVE Online.

    So ofc im realy skeptical if even BioWare can pull this off… And I some how think that even if the game is a success it wil not attract as many players as BioWare is dreaming of…

    But time wil show…time wil show…

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Droid

    If only it was a re-make of SoE’s Star Wars Galaxies before the NGE hit. People would flock to it.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Uncontested

    @3 MMOs in general are full of fail, and seems like you’re the troll here faggot.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. LordCancer

    i never dreamed of playing star wars knights of the old republic with other people or paying full price and monthly payment either.

    don’t pretend you know the contents of my dream daniel san, you wouldn’t like it in here.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Crysis

    i h8 turn based games, i’d rather a starwars mmo close to the style of fallout 3

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Dr.Freeman

    if i’ll bye this game then it’s only 4 the story, otherwise the graphics is really awful n i didnt expect this frm the company that made ME.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. DeSpiritusBellum

    I can only really shake my head at the people who want MMOs with über graphics. The two things that can really fuck with the precision of a raid is that one guy with a slow internet connection or an underpowered computer.

    You might be a perfectly good player, but hardware and bandwidth keeps a lot of people from participating on those levels.

    I say the better optimized and the lower the requirements, the better. That doesn’t mean you have to make it ugly, just look at what WoW did with some digital cardboard and some pretty textures.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Uncontested

    ^ lol backwards logic for the lose.

    The lower the requirements the more people with even shittier PCs think they can squeek by and think they deserve to play the game.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. DeSpiritusBellum

    @14 Yeah, believe that.

    #15 4 years ago