The Old Republic to “Last for Decades”

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.

A fan asked the panel:

How many planets are in the game now, and are more planets scheduled for release in later expansions of the game?

To which James Ohlen replied:

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.

That’s quite a promise — not so much the 500 worlds bit, but the statement that the game will still be around in 2025.

Dallas Dickinson, Director of Production at Bioware Austin cheekily added:

Guaranteed! In year 2025!

Smooth move, Dickinson. Throw a humorous spin on Ohlen’s statement to cast doubt on whether he was serious or not about his huge announcement.

Well folks, better pick up your Old Republic Collector’s Edition now — in 2025, you can resell it for thousands of Imperial Credits.

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2 Comments on The Old Republic to “Last for Decades”

Pile of Pooh

On July 25, 2011 at 12:58 pm

“Throw a humorous spin on Ohlen’s statement to cast doubt on whether he was serious or not about his huge statement.”

:eyeroll:

Somebody needs to get out in the sunshine… That would be YOU, Mr Video Game Journalist.

zach

On July 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm

That’s if this game comes out by 2025.