The size is strong with this one. In a recent interview with VG247, Star Wars: The Old Republic producer Jake Neri stated that there’s no telling how large the forthcoming BioWare MMO could get. As Neri states: “I guess it really depends. We would love to imagine this game lasting for years and years and years, so I don’t know how big it could get. I know that at launch we plan on providing a substantial amount of content; stories, planets, adventures, zones, zones that are ripe for conflict and others that are safer for low level players.”
Neri attributes the game’s unpredictable size to the huge amount of lore and mythology that exists within the Star Wars universe: “One of the things that you hit on, is the fact that there is all this rich lore and so there’s endless possibilities of what we can do, and endless planets that we can go to. I think it’s safe to say that we would love to continue tapping into that as time goes on.”
While he can’t say how large this game is going to be, we do know its targeted release window: spring 2011.