You have no doubt heard the story that the EA CEO confirmed that Bioware was making a Knights of the Old Republic MMO. Almost every gaming site is talking about the story. I, as I often do, will attempt to rain on the parade.
- This has not been announced in an official capacity.
- Why would the CEO of EA make this announcement to portfolio.com? You would think a big gaming conference was going on where they had TV time... oh wait, there is!
- The article does not quote the question the interviewer asked, just the response.
- In fact, the web post looks like it is basing its news off of another source and not directly.
Even if it is true, many MMO fans are already setting themselves up for disappointment. The game Bioware is making will not be the game of your dreams. Just accept that right now. It will not be SWG Pre-CU, CU or NGE. It will be take elements from other popular games (i.e. WoW) that you may not like. A MMO should be judged by the sum of its parts, not any partiular piece. It will be a long time until we get that picture.
The game is likely years away, if it even exists, so go easy on expectations. I plan on seeing how things go without really expecting anything. Sure, there are things I would like to see included (i.e. SWG housing and crafting), but I could really do without too. A new MMO is always an exciting time, I wonder what Bioware can do with the opportunity.