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Sat, Jan 24, 2009 | 15:20 GMT
Wed, Oct 22, 2008 | 09:23 BST
Star Wars: The Old Republic creative designer, James Ohlen, has told Shacknews, that companion characters in the game will be more like “virtual friends” rather than just “pets”.
“Companion characters–we want them to be more than pets,” he said. “We want them to be virtual friends. We want you to interact with them and become friends with them.”
“You’re gonna be able to customize your companion character in different ways,” Ohlen continued. “Your companion characters are going to be levelling up and getting different equipment.”
More through the link.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Oct 22, 2008 | 08:44 BST
In an interview with Ten Ton Hammer, Mythic boss Mark Jacobs said that he welcomes Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO and has a profound respect for the BioWare team.
“I obviously know what the title is – and have known for quite awhile,” he said (interview was conducted before Star Wars: TOR announcement.
“You’ve got a great bunch of guys working on this title. My respect for Bioware runs VERY deep. I’ve said this before in a number of interviews that they are absolutely one of the premiere developers in the industry.
“I have also gotten to know Ray and Greg better since they’ve been a part of EA and my respect for them has only grown,” added Jakobs.
“I think that given their expertise and talent – and all the guys that are involved with it, whether they’re in the North or South studio – I think the game is going to be a good thing no matter what they announce it as being.
In this industry, we need more successful games,” he explained. “The more successes we can have, the more the industry will expand. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a fantasy, sci-fi, horror, or whatever they are, we need more successful titles period. I really look forward to what they’re working on.”
More Mark Jakobs through the link. Thanks, Blue.
By Mike Bowden