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BioWare using HeroEngine for Star Wars: The Old Republic

BioWare is to use Simutronics’ HeroEngine for its forthcoming PC MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

“Our goal was to partner with a platform developer that knows online gaming and virtual world development, and the team at Simutronics has an excellent track record in that respect,” said Gordon Walton, co-studio director at BioWare. “Their HeroEngine was specifically created for building MMOGs and it allows for a great amount of flexibility in the way our entire team collaborates.”

Speaking about the platform, which promises to significantly speed up the MMO development cycle, Simutronics’ CEO and HeroEngine chief designer David Whatley said: “The team at BioWare is creating an incredible experience, and we’re honoured that they’ve selected our tool to help them build this epic world.

“We’ve invested years of experience and our passion for virtual world entertainment into developing HeroEngine, and we’re confident that fans and online gaming enthusiasts alike will be happy with the finished product.”

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