LucasArts and BioWare will announce joint project on October 21st

Well, it’s not like this is a big secret, but at least now we have an official date to rely on: October 21st will bring a press reveal at the LucasArts offices of the joint project between them and BioWare, widely believed to be an MMO set in the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic universe. From Gamasutra:

The postcard, which proclaims “The wait is over” and promises “the official unveiling of the game that’s been rumored about for years,” makes no explicit reference to Star Wars. It is branded with the LucasArts and BioWare logos and depicts floating robots and hooded figures in futuristic interior locations reminiscent of the sci-fi franchise.

Well, at least we can start discussing it openly with more than scant details soon. EA CEO John Riccitiello has spoken of the project as “quite possibly the most anticipated game, full stop, for the industry”, and while that sounds like Denis Dyack-grade hype, there may be some truth to it, considering the glut of Star Wars fans out there. What do you hope this MMO will offer?

[Thanks, Joe]

Colette Bennett