The Artistic Lucases think that they have the only IP that can pose a serious challenge World of Warcraft and find that the setting of KOTOR is too niche to be a threat. They apparently expect the new Star War MMO to have at least three million subscribers by the end of the first year.
If KOTOR is too niche how come half of fandom won’t shut up about it?
Really, if true, the death of Galaxies may be just as well. They are clearly a very disturbed bunch of folks!
Even Vanity Fair is getting in on the The Force Unleashed action. I didn’t think video games existed in VF’s world. Alas, there’s no Annie Leibovitz delving into the halls of LucasArts here, but they do have exclusive images and a video.
A new video is up over at the LucasArts site, ‘A Force Wrecking Ball’, that discusses the game’s characters. There’s also an interesting look at how LucasArts and ILM are digitally capturing the actors, which has a corresponding story on StarWars.com.
Also, will the TFU acronym ever stop being funny? Please tell me it will.
BusinessWeek looks a the future of Star Wars gaming. It’s a nice roundup of upcoming games and what may be lurking in the wings – although no platform, not the Xbox 360, has been announced for the ‘Star Wars 2007’/Force Powers’ – The one with the demo where you throw Stormtroopers – yet.