Sony making casual Star Wars MMO?

Written by Joe Martin

September 7, 2009 // 1:09 p.m.

Tags: #casual #free #free-realms #mmo #rumour #soe #sony #sony-making-casual-star-wars-mmo #star-wars

Sony may well be working on a new MMO based in the Star Wars universe according to new rumours from TenTonHammer, who cite an inside source from Sony Online Entertainment as initiating the rumour.

The source also claims that the new Star Wars MMO that Sony is working on will be very much aimed at the casual audience and will be completely browser-based. Apparently it'll also make use of the same engine and framework as Sony's other free-to-play MMO, Free Realms.

While nitty-gritty details are still pretty thin on the ground, the rumoured project will apparently be set around the time of The Clone Wars and will possibly tie in with the TV series and film from the same period.

It's unusual rumour to be going around right now obviously, as Lucasarts has already licensed out the Star Wars setting to BioWare for another MMO, The Old Republic, but that doesn't mean the rumour is false. It's entirely possible that Lucasarts is hoping to pin both the hardcore and casual audiences with Star Wars MMOs.

Sony's online wing is currently working on bring Free Realms to the PlayStation 3 as well as the PC and is obviously keen to make the most out of the technology behind the game.

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