Mister Mida said:
It would've been too late for a decent KotOR anyway. LucasArts cancelled KotOR 3 not long after 2 and Karpyshyn and the rest of BioWare fucked the series up with the Revan novel and the meaningless tOR MMO. The times that BioWare made good and logical stories are long behind us.
As for the rest of EA: I figure it's gonna be games for the common denominator. I don't see myself interested in that. ›››
Yeah you pretty much summed up what I was going to say.
They're giving DICE and Visceral games the mandate to create games under the Star Wars banner. I expect, like you said, nothing but boring, dry and predictable games to be shat out just to make a quick buck.
I don't really care that much. Star Wars has really degenerated as a franchise to fan pandering, illiterate writing, dung heap so I wouldn't be excited at all even if someone else than EA got the rights to make games.
I'll say this though, a new KotOR game. Perhaps by Obsidian? Now that
would be something! Alas, instead we're gonna get The Force Unleashed level of quality in the new games produced. Mind you, I didn't think the first one was the worst piece of shit ever created. It was actually pretty average. Still, with such a mega IP, you should be reaching for the stars and experimenting like crazy. People are gonna buy the games regardless of quality which is why zero effort will be put into the games.
Uh. This thread depresses me. I'm gonna go listen to some Nazareth.