Random Argument Man
- May 21, 2008
To give my original statement a chance, I'll explain a few things. I think that, since Bioware's publisher is now EA instead of Microsoft studios, a commercial push from a video game publishing company will be more beneficial. Since the Mass Effect Shepard trilogy will be over, Bioware will probably have a little more breathing room to expand on a few things.coldalarm said:The Mass Effect Shepard trilogy is almost over, yes, but the franchise isn't. BioWare have repeatedly stated that it will continue post-Mass Effect 3. With five or so studios (Montreal, Edmonton, Austin, Mythic and EA2D), there's a good chance it could be developed alongside the next Mass Effect and Dragon Age releases, but it depends on what EA want them to do. Jade Empire wasn't much of a commercial success (Although it certainly didn't bomb), so EA may be reluctant to finance the next game, at least until BioWare have got a few more titles done.Random Argument Man said:The Mass effect trilogy is almost over so... I really hope for a real Jade Empire sequel with a single player game unlike that other game that we'll never see...
And to throw KotOR at them is really, really ridiculous. BioWare do not, and never have, had any control over that franchise. They were hired to develop KotOR, the sequel - at BioWare's request - was passed onto Obsidian, and TOR is being developed by a new, satellite BioWare studio called BioWare Austin, and whilst they may share a few staff and writers with the original KotOR team, they are not the studio who created KotOR.
If you want KotOR3, go and harp on at LucasArts. It is not something BioWare can control.
As for KOTOR, I didn't stated "It's Bioware's fault". Like most fans of the KOTOR games, we wanted a sense of closure on Revan's story in a video game format. For me at least, having a book tell me Revan's story is not true to the experience. I wanted to be able to control the story of Revan to make it an experience that I could call my own. However, this will never happen because LucasArts decided that they're not doing it.
If I had to point out something about Old Republic, it's the fact that Bioware wanted to make a MMMORPG and wanted the right IP with the right partners. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Old_Republic#Development
They had a chance and they took it. However, if I could do one "finger-pointing argument" about Bioware and Old Republic, it's the fact that they told us last year "that SWTOR will be KOTOR 3,4,5, etc." Thus, it confirms zero chances of having a KOTOR 3.
Note* Although, finding the video that said this statement will be a pain in the ass to look for. You can take my last statement with a pinch of salt.
2nd note* I do, however, will say that my original statement was a bit harsh.