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Old Republic rumoured for September

Long-awaited MMO Star Wars: Old Republic will be released worldwide this September, development sources have told MCV. The date is later than many had predicted, with EA CEO John Riccitiello himself suggesting a year ago that a spring 2011 release was likely. The game has been in development for over …

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Bumper year for BioWare

2011 will be a landmark 12 months for developer BioWare as it prepares three big titles for the year. The EA-owned developer announced Mass Effect 3 at Spike Video Game Awards last weekend, and revealed it will arrive in time for Christmas. It will follow hot on the heels of …

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EA: Old Republic will have ten-year lifespan

Star Wars: The Old Republic has the potential to keep running for at least ten years. That’s according to Electronic Arts’ CFO Eric Brown, who also claims the BioWare-developed MMO won’t depend on the millions of subscribers engaged by titles such as World of Warcraft. Speaking at the UBS Annual …

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Move lightsaber game better than Kinects

Though the title hasn’t been officially revealed, a software engineer from Sony America’s R&D department has announced that a lightsaber game is coming to PlayStation Move – and that it’s a lot better than the Xbox 360 Kinect game that’s in the works. There’s no way Kinect can do a …

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Date set for LEGO Star Wars III

Though it’s not perhaps the release date announcement that will get the most coverage today, Activision has confirmed that LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will be released in the UK on February 18th 2011. The game, which is developed by Traveller’s Tales, features 20 story-based missions and an …

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EA assumes greater Old Republic control

Publisher EA has announced that it has updated the terms of its global publishing agreement with LucasArts that will see it assume extra responsibilities toward the title. The company will now handle additional publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities that LucasArts was previously handling. It claims the move has been made …

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Kinects Star Wars game out Xmas 2011

Speaking at the launch gathering for Xbox 360 Kinect in London last night, the device’s creative director Kudo Tsunoda has confirmed that players should be able to get their hands on the still mysterious Kinect Star Wars game this time next year. We have a Kinect Star Wars game coming …

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LGC 2010: Old Republic will never be profitable

Speaking to the audience at last night London Games Conference, Bigpoint CEO Heiko Hubertz has warned that upcoming high-profile MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic will never produce a profit for either publisher EA or developer BioWare. If you look at Star Wars from EA and BioWare, they estimated a …

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Old Republic ‘will be great failure

An anonymous blogger going under the name of EA Louse has lashed out at employers EA BioWare and predicted a tough time for future MMO release Star Wars: Old Republic in the process. The lengthy rant is primarily centred on Warhammer Online. I found out recently that I will be …

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LucasArts confirms new layoffs

Star Wars developer LucasArts has issued redundancy notices to an unspecified number of staff at its San Francisco studio, the company has confirmed. The news adds to a wider picture of a group subjected to tumultuous policy change and swift restructuring, with key executives and longstanding designers quitting unexpectedly. A …

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