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Star Wars Revisited - How Will KOTOR Affect the MMO Market?

Posted Fri, Jul 18, 2008 by Cody Bye

To simply state that EA's announcement of a Knights of the Old Republic MMOG at the end of E3 was a surprise would be a momentous understatement. Although the Star Wars MMO was the worst kept secret in the industry, the Ten Ton Hammer staff expected large bells and huge whistles to trumpet in the coming of the next-gen Star Wars MMO. Still, the cat is out of the bag and Ten Ton Hammer's Garrett Fuller weighs in with his thoughts on how this upcoming game will affect the MMO marketplace. Check it out!

Now we enter 2009, six years after an MMO in the Star Wars universe was attempted. Enter the second coming. Just the name “Bioware” sends game play goose bumps up every gamer’s spine. Bioware has a solid reputation in the game business for putting out some of the best titles in gaming – from the 1990s with Baldur’s Gate, all the way up to Mass Effect just recently. When players I talk to look for quality in gaming they pretty much mention Blizzard and Bioware in the same sentence. So now the two big B’s of gaming will launch into an all out MMO war.

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