Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or just don’t care) then you already know that BioWare announced they are in development of Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO last week (with no release date yet)
However, did you know that the game has been in development for over 10 years?
Ray Muzyka from BioWare while speaking in San Francisco last week stated: “We’ve been thinking of making an MMO for probably over a decade,” he said. “At BioWare we tend to have long-term plans.”
This can explain why there never was an KOTOR 3. Bioware shifted the idea over to the MMO field. Ray goes on to say “ ‘People ask us why we didn’t do KOTOR 3?’ For us this is KOTOR 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9: it’s that big in terms of the amount of content. It’s that ambitious in terms of the scale, and the interactions of the players with the world and the universe.”
ST: TOR could be one hell of an ambitious game. and something to watch.