SOE’s New MMO Isn’t Star Wars, Says Smedley
Star Wars Galaxies fans are pretty dedicated, as SOE President John Smedley found out over the weekend.
In a Reddit AMAA Saturday, Smedley was asked what shut-down project he’d relaunch if he could, and what he would do different this time around. Smedley answered that he would relaunch Star Wars Galaxies, and that he would, “do everything differently.” He then said something that captured the attention of Galaxies fans everywhere.
“SWG PLAYERS – OUR NEXT GAME (not announced yet) IS DEDICATED TO YOU. Once we launch it… you can come home now.”
Needless to say, this got a lot of people interested in just what SOE’s next game might be. Some even speculated that it might be a new Star Wars MMO. Reddit users went so far as to dig up an image of Disney’s trademark renewal for Star Wars: Galaxies (from Dec. of 2013) and linked it to Smedley’s AMAA.
Unfortunately, all the speculation came to nothing today, as Smedley took to Twitter to debunk the rumors.
just to clarify a point I made in my AMAA – we have a new game that I think SWG vets will like. It's not a new Star Wars game at all.
— John Smedley (@j_smedley) January 27, 2014
So while there’s still a new MMO in the works at SOE, and Smedley’s sure that Galaxies fans will like it, it’s not the zombie-like return of SWG. We’ll just have to wait and see what it turns out to be.