Breaking News: Star Wars: The Old Republic Announced!

Updated Wed, Oct 22, 2008 by Cody Bye

The future rests in the Old Republic, and the future is bright.

Before the release of World of Warcraft, the game that everyone was talking about was Star Wars Galaxies. Due to the strength of their online portfolio, Sony Online Entertainment had attained the rights to the Star Wars IP, and even the Blizzard developers had to believe that Star Wars was arguably the most powerful intellectual property in the world. However, Star Wars Galaxies was disappointing in its execution, and those millions of potential MMOG players opted to play in Azeroth rather than on the varied planets of the Star Wars universe.

However, the Star Wars IP is immense. While Star Wars Galaxies covered the lore and history of the time period during Episodes IV-VI (the original trilogy), the expanded Star Wars universe goes far beyond those limited confines. That's where Bioware enters the picture. After their phenomenally successful Knights of the Old Republic series, most fans were eager to continue playing in the worlds of the Old Republic.

And now they have their wish. Bioware and LucasArts have revealed that their upcoming MMOG will be titled Star Wars: The Old Republic. While the details are still coming in, it's safe to assume that players will be spending thousands of hours in this epic time period in the Star Wars expanded universe roaming around the galaxy encompassed by the Old Republic. Keep your eyes focused on Ten Ton Hammer to learn all the various details about SW: TOR straight from the mouths of the Star Wars: The Old Republic developers!


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