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SOE Wants to Co-exist With SW:TOR

Posted Mon, Oct 27, 2008 by Morvelaira

There are just too many unanswered questions

With the announcement of BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic the other week, two communities were sent buzzing. One, obviously, was the newly created SW:TOR community. The other was the older, much established Star Wars Galaxies community. Some were glad for the chance to change without leaving their favored IP. Some were afraid of imminent doom. Others have taken a wait and see approach.

While there are just still too many variables out there for us to know what will happen, Mr. John Smedly of SOE has sat down to at least clear up what he can.

We think what most Galaxies want to hear, first and foremost from SOE, what the Old Republic announcement means for them. What does the announcement of The Old Republic mean for Star Wars Galaxies players?

John Smedley: I think since there was no date announced with the game, it's safe to assume it will be released far enough in the future that is not any immediate issue for Galaxies players. We do not know when that game is going to launch, I don't believe they know when that game is going to launch. For the foreseeable future, Galaxies is quite safe. How long that is, I think has more to do with more to do with how and when that game comes along.

Good for you SOE. Despite what some people are saying, it's good to see a company who won't throw in the towel at the slightest bit of adversity.

For the full interview, please check here.


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