I have been saying it since the begining. The Star Wars the Old Republic massively multiplayer online role playing game from Bioware is in big trouble. First it was the Sucky Graphics in SWTOR, then the fact that Space Combat in SWTOR Looks Like Shit.
Now I am getting some serious backup to my breaking claims. Initial limited closed beta feedback is not good. The players are not happy and are very dissapointed. Now a claim from an EA employee saying that the game will be a huge failure:
“They’ve spent more money making the Old Republic than James Cameron spent on Avatar. Shit you not. More than $ 300 million! Can you believe that? And you know what they’re most proud of? This is the kicker. They are most proud of the sound. No seriously. Something like a 20Gig installation, and most of it is voiceover work. That’s the best they have. The rest of the game is a joke. EA knows it and so does George Lucas, they’re panicking, and so most of Mythic has already been cannibalized to work in Austin on it because they can’t keep pushing back launch. Old Republic will be one of the greatest failures in the history of MMOs from EA….”
Check out the below high definition trailer video. It is about 1.5 minutes long.
SWTOR Smuggler HD Trailer Video:
Amazingly the game still will not launch until the second quarter of 2011.