BioWare’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic MMO game is set to be ‘officially’ unveiled later this month, CVG has learnt.
The long-awaited online Star Wars – perhaps the games industry’s worst kept secret – is being developed by BioWare Austin, which has been tinkering away behind the scenes on the title for over two years.
Officially the company hasn’t admitted to any sort of Star Wars link with its MMO, but EA boss John Riccitiello let slip earlier this year that the RPG developer was in fact working on the online KOTOR, claiming that it is “quite possibly the most anticipated game, full stop, for the industry.”
But it looks like the game won’t (officially at least) be a secret for long. LucasArts and BioWare look set to lift the lid on a KOTOR MMO within the next 30 days.
Backing up all this is the strongest confirmation yet (other than EA’s boss saying it’s in the works, of course) from UK newspaper, The Daily Star, of all places.
A column that appeared last Saturday reports that the rag is soon off to San Francisco to “file an exclusive report on the game”, after stating that BioWare is working on “a MMO of Knights of the Old Republic”.
Look for more in the coming weeks then.