Here we go again. While recent triple-A MMOs
have shied away from a downright challenge to competing with World of Warcraft
's behemoth subscription numbers, EA Games
president Frank Gibeau and LucasArts
' online chief Tom Nichols have come right out and said
that Star Wars: The Old Republic
has the potential to be bigger than WoW
According to a recent interview with videogaming247
's newly announced MMO has very high expectations. Both Nichols and Gibeau seem very confident in the power of the Star Wars
brand to take the game higher than any other MMO has gone before. "This is going to be a powerful category and there's lots of ways to compete in this category,"
Gibeau stated. "[Blizzard] created a much larger opportunity for everybody else, but that doesn't mean it's going to stay that way."