Mass Effect and Dragon Age developer talks about what it would take to make a new Star Wars title.
Bioware is known most for Dragon Age and Mass Effect now, but another one of their beloved titles is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a classic styled cRPG that they launched for PC and Xbox back in the early 2000s. Knights of the Old Republic is considered to be one of the greatest games ever made- and people have been waiting for a Bioware follow up ever since.
However, that has not happened – short of The Old Republic, a Star Wars MMORPG Bioware launched in 2011 – and we’re still waiting for a new one to come out. Speaking to Game Informer, Bioware’s Casey Hudson talked about the possibility of a new Star Wars game from the developer, noting that it would be a big undertaking, and implying that nothing of the sort is underway at the moment.
“There are so many games that […] we as a studio want to get to,” he said. “So, one challenge is, to make a really great game on this scale really, at this point, takes the majority of the studio the size of BioWare, and we’re a pretty big studio. There’s so many more games that we want to make than we can’t get to, so we kind of have to pick and choose and move through them. But, I’ve always loved Star Wars, I loved making Knights of the Old Republic. So…we’re always trying to figure out what’s next.”
I do hope that one day, Bioware sees it fit to return to Knights of the Old Republic… is what I’d usually say. But, on the other hand, I was disappointed with Inquisition, and everyone knows how badly Andromeda went for the company, so at this point, I don’t even know if Bioware could recreate that kind of greatness, even if they did try.