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Bioware: Old Republic is our fans' 'dream game'

Studio looks to Mass Effect and Dragon Age lovers to adopt title

Bioware has claimed that PC MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is the "dream game" for fans of its Mass Effect and Dragon Age series.

The firm has stuffed the MMO with hallmarks of its RPG titles - breaking with certain conventions of the genre as it goes.

Speaking in a new interview, the studio's lead writer Daniel Erickson told CVG:

"If you're someone that loves everything an MMO brings to the table, loves the community aspect, loves being able to see other people and say: 'I have better shoulder pads than you do,' everything you loved about MMOs is there for you.

"But if the idea of story and context really turns you off, if what you want is the just complete Disneyland experience, where you run on the rides and repeat the stuff, this probably isn't your favourite MMO.

"If you are a hardcore, traditional Bioware fan - a Mass Effect or especially Dragon Quest fan - this is the dream game. It is an RPG forever. It is an RPG that at the speed and pace that I play RPGs as a gamer, five or ten hours a week. I could never finish this game."

We're guessing it helps if you like Star Wars, obviously.

The Old Republic is due for release on PC next year. Check out our nice little preview of the game right here.