Star Wars Old Republic a push for 2011, says Rift dev

Star Wars Old Republic a push for 2011, says Rift dev

Sure, sure, it could just be some picking on future competitors but some things he points seem true, although not all of them.

For example, the fact that Star Wars Old Republic is somewhat a disappointment for having a standard action-bar combat. That market is already saturated with World of Warcraft and Rift itself, so SWOR will have to fight only in the merits of the series, nothing new with the game itself (well, maybe the whole “everything will have a voice acting”). Not only they will go head to head with the behemot WoW is, but also against Rift itself, which already managed to capture those who got tired of WoW, shrinking the niche SWOR will try to get in.

On the other hand, Guild Wars 2 may be being pushed to a 2011 release (actually, a lot of games are being pushed to a release still this year) but it have a position of trying to bring a complete new concept for the MMO genre, which keeps a continuous flow of hype into the game — some people will not like it, some people will love it but most will surely try it just to see if it holds any water — and that’s exactly the way Arena.Net profits.