E3 08: Knights of the Old Republic MMO confirmed

In an interview with Conde Nast Portfolio, EA chief executive John Riccitiello confirmed that Electronic Arts haa their hands in the Knights of the Old Republic cookie jar. We have been hearing rumors of the title for several months now. Finally, the speculation can end.

We’ve got two of the most compelling MMOs in the industry in development. And the one that people are dying for us to talk to them about – in partnership with Lucas, coming out of BioWare, which is, I think, quite possibly the most anticipated game, full stop, for the industry at the point when we get closer to tell you about it.

When asked for clarification on the two MMOs, Riccitello confirmed that the first was Warhammer Online, while the other was KotOR. No additional details were given, but like Riccitiello said, we’ll know when it gets closer. When I first heard this I fell out of my chair. Additionally, I hit my chin quite hard on the desk. My injuries are of no consequence considering the amount of “DO WANT” that is pouring out of my system at the moment.

Finally, there is a new hope that we can have a Star Wars MMO that may not suck on the galactic scale of Star Wars Galaxies. While I won’t give BioWare instant credit, I feel as though the developer will handle this title quite spectacularly. Are you guys ready to pick up that lightsaber again?

Brad BradNicholson