EA sheds more details on The Old Republic

Posted By | On 16th, Mar. 2011 Under News | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

Frank Gibeau who is the Head of EA games has been talking alot about how the story will develop in The Old Republic and how it will be different when compared to likes of World of Warcraft. He also believes that WoW’s story is more like a shopping list than a proper story.

He says, “When I play World of Warcraft, you go and get your quests, and you go and do your quests, but it feels more like doing a shopping list at times. [Our game] is more about talking to characters, learning what’s going on, investing in it, getting emotionally attached to it. You can still go in accessible ways and grind out quests if you want, but at the same time there’s a higher-level story that’s carrying you through The Old Republic. It operates across multiple classes from Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitors, bounty hunters, spies, troopers, to Jedis… it’s a really fantastic world.”

He also admits that he is a fan of  the Blizzard MMO, stating: “It’s very different than orcs and humans and night elves and the rest. On the first level, the IPs are highly different, the gameplay highly differentiated, and the stories highly differentiated. I love Blizzard products, but they’re not the entire market. There is an opportunity to come in with a new IP.”

Let the big talks begin!

Bioware will be releasing The Old Republic sometime later this year.

For our entire coverage on The Old Republic click here.

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  • PrivatePyle

    “getting emotionally attached to it”….yes….YES!
    Someone in the industry gets it, or gets me at least.
    My next question is, when is this game coming out man?!
    We’ve all been waiting too long.

  • PilarVIRUS

    So in other words, “Our game is exactly like WoW, only with more voice overs!” I don’t care, I’m still getting it.

    • PrivatePyle

      It better not be like WoW, Star Wars has a reputation to uphold here.
      They need to make us forget Star Wars Unleashed even existed.

    • PilarVIRUS

      I’m hoping it is, there needs to be an MMO that can take out WOW. I think this can do it.

  • nmalthus

    Should be game of the year imo. Comes out after July 1st according to EA.

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  • bman128

    Hopefully they have some kind of beta test or trial. It sounds very interesting but still feels like WOW.

  • doub7

    More story definitely interests me when compared 2 other MMOs. Haven’t dived into a MMO yet, Bioware & Star Wars may b enuff 2 tempt me. In a PAX interview the only release commitment made was that it will release in 2011.

  • deviboy1

    i dont know how better it might be from Wow…..but i expect it to be much better than force unleashed….


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