Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:
Greenbelt, MD 08/22

Regularly scheduled events

On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure

The Escapist has a write-up of John Smedley's talk at SOE Fan Faire 2011, where, among other things, the SOE CEO explains the closure of Star Wars Galaxies (thanks Ant via Slashdot). Here's the explanation:

"It was time to turn it off. We have a contractual relationship that's ending in 2012, The Old Republic launching, a bunch of other business things with LucasArts," Smedley said. "And then you look at the odds of a pretty large portion of the audience moving to TOR, which looks like a terrific game. I think that's going to be really well-received by the population." You can't deny Smedley's business sense there.

View
6. Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure Jul 12, 2011, 13:37 DangerDog
 
TOR looks horrible, even their over the top cinematic trailers look more like "Clone Wars" than what I consider true "Star Wars" which is only episodes IV through V.

But Lucasarts/Lucasfilm has pissed in the soup so much that it really doesn't mater anymore.



 
Avatar 6174
 
Previous Post Next Post Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
    Date Subject Author
  1. Jul 12, 10:35 Re: On Star Wars Galaxies Closure MattyC
  3. Jul 12, 10:47  Re: On Star Wars Galaxies Closure nin
  2. Jul 12, 10:36 Re: On Star Wars Galaxies Closure InBlack
  4. Jul 12, 10:49 Re: On Star Wars Galaxies Closure Acleacius
  5. Jul 12, 11:29  Re: On Star Wars Galaxies Closure Fion
>> 6. Jul 12, 13:37 Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure DangerDog
  7. Jul 12, 13:56 Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure zincthallinide
  9. Jul 12, 15:09  Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure Krovven
  8. Jul 12, 14:21 Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure scratz
  16. Jul 12, 18:57  Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure CJ_Parker
  18. Jul 12, 20:23   Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure Lorcin
  10. Jul 12, 15:18 Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure Verno
  11. Jul 12, 16:12 Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure SimplyMonk
  12. Jul 12, 17:16  Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure UttiniDaKilrJawa
  13. Jul 12, 17:34 Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure WyldKat
  14. Jul 12, 17:54 No subject AnointedSword
  15. Jul 12, 18:32  Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure Lorcin
  17. Jul 12, 19:29 Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure Ozmodan
  19. Jul 12, 21:23 Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure zincthallinide
  20. Jul 13, 09:35  Re: On the Star Wars Galaxies Closure bhcompy


footer

Blue's News logo