Star Wars: The Old Republic has changed hands, according to official sources. Since the MMO’s debut in 2011, BioWare has handled it, but going forward, Broadsword will be in charge.
BioWare’s general manager Gary McKay confirmed, “both the Broadsword studio and SWTOR employee will be joining forces.” We’ll be handing off development to our friends and partners at Broadsword, an established firm with experience making online games.
The MMO’s publication rights will remain with Electronic Arts as BioWare focuses on the revival of its flagship series, Dragon Age and Mass Effect.As was previously reported, opportunities at other EA studios will be made available to SWTOR staff who will not be joining Broadsword.
Old Republic’s executive producer, Keith Kanneg, has confirmed that the game’s current roadmap is “still in movement.” McKay has stated that new content will be created for the video game and that Lucasfilm Games would continue to provide “dedication and complete assistance” for the video game.
The future of Star Wars video games
More science fiction installments, including sequels to The Old Republic, are currently in the works. Massive Entertainment’s Star Wars Outlaws is the one that’s closest to release, with a 2024 release date.
A first-person shooter and a strategy game set in the Star Wars world are now in development at Respawn Entertainment, the studio responsible for the Jedi games. DICE has actually shelved Star Wars Battlefront to handle its own Battlefield series, leaving just those two jobs as the only recognised video games for the brand name from EA as of this writing.
Star Wars: Eclipse, developed by Quantic Dream, is in there somewhere.and an updated version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, originally released by BioWare in 2005.Aspyr (who established the remasters of many Star Wars video games) was originally tasked with the endeavour, but they were fired in 2015.
Since then, a new studio has taken charge of production of theKnightsremake, though parent company Embracer hasn’t announced who it is.Add to favorites