Knights of The Old Republic MMO revealed

Written by Joe Martin

July 18, 2008 | 10:45

Tags: #jedi #knights-of-the-old-republic #kotor #sith

Companies: #bioware #electronic-arts

EA and BioWare have officially announced a new Star War: Knights of the Old Republic game at E3 2008. A third KOTOR game has long been rumoured but this is the first confirmation that EA has given on the subject.

The mega-publisher didn't just stop there though, going so far as to confirm that the next KOTOR game will also be a massively multiplayer online RPG - making it the first Star Wars MMO since the ill-fated Galaxies.

The announcement was made by EA CEO John Riccitiello in a brief interview with Portfolio.com.

"We've got two of the most compelling MMOs in the industry in development and the one that people are dying for us to talk to them about -- in partnership with Lucas, coming out of BioWare, which is, I think, quite possibly the most anticipated game, full stop, for the industry at the point when we get closer to telling you about it," said the ever-slippery Riccitiello.

Thankfully though, Portfolio got straight to the point and flat-out asked the EA super-boss if he was referring to a new KOTOR game. The answer?

"Yes," he said.

There are no real details other than the confirmation, though EA has hinted that the MMO is part of a move to target the PC market more and sidestep consoles.

"Increasingly, people are going to be talking about direct-to-customer in our business," said Riccitiello. "I think we'll be talking about it louder than most."

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