The Old Republic to “Last for Decades” — Not
Game Director and Lead Designer of The Old Republic James Ohlen implicitly promised fans at the San Diego Comic-Con 2011 that the new Star Wars MMO will last for decades while replying to a question about the number of planets in the game. In a recent interview, Daniel Erickson, writer for Star Wars: The Old Republic, cleared up the claim:
That was James Ohlen and he was making a joke that got misquoted and misconstrued. Always watch what you say at a con!
Making a joke? Let’s look at Ohlen’s quote…
Well, I can say that we have 19 major worlds. Then we have an indeterminate number of minor worlds. And our goal, obviously this being an online game, that we’re hoping is going to last for decades, we’re going to be, obviously, adding more to the galaxy map as the game progresses. We want to add dozens of worlds. Hundreds of worlds eventually. In 2025, we’ll hopefully have 500 worlds.
All right, Erickson. I’ll buy it. I can imagine that being said in a sarcastic tone — the written word was never capable of conveying inflection.