LucasArts: We 'don't know' how big SWTOR will be

Game's producer says there are "endless possibilities" to expand the MMO

LucasArts doesn't know how big it intends to make its upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, as it has a wealth of expanded fiction to draw upon, according to the game's producer Jake Neri.

When asked what players can expect in expansions for the MMO, whether it be maps, chapters or planets, Neri said there were "endless possibilities" to add more content.

"We would love to imagine this game lasting for years and years and years, so I don't know how big it could get," Neri told VG247. "I know that at launch we plan on providing a substantial amount of content; stories, planets, adventures, zones, zones that are ripe for conflict and others that are safer for low level players."

He continued: "I am not exactly sure where we will net out by the time the history of the game is done, but we do have to continue to support new exploration and new planets... there is all this rich lore and so there's endless possibilities of what we can do, and endless planets that we can go to. I think it's safe to say that we would love to continue tapping into that as time goes on."

Star Wars: The Old Republic is in development by LucasArts in partnership with BioWare and is slated for a release in Spring 2011.

"Well, the target we are aiming for, which we have talked about, is spring 2011," Neri confirmed, adding: "But the thing for us is making sure that the game is great."

[ SOURCE: VG247 ]