Once you try SWTOR, you can’t go back — BioWare

The BioWare doctors are at it again; Star Wars: The Old Republic will be the ultimate MMO, they’d have us believe. That’s not PR shenanigans mind you, but apparently the reaction they’ve received from testers currently running around in the game.

“The reaction that we’ve had, and a lot of people playing it have had — we’ve done a lot of consumer testing and there’s a lot more to go — but the common reaction we get from our fans when we play it, or the testers, ourselves, and our teams, is that frankly once you’ve tried it, you just can’t go back,” co-founder and executive Ray Muzyka tells Gamasutra (via) in a recent interview.

“You don’t want to try other MMOs anymore.”

One of the reasons why BioWare feels that is is the feeling that the player isn’t one hero among thousands; “It is a very different experience,” fellow co-founder, exec and doc Greg Zeschuk says. “I think that anybody who plays it for any length of time, it’s pretty remarkable, because they actually come away [impressed]… I think it’s the strong, individualized heroic element is so powerful in the game…”

The Old Republic is yet to receive an exact launch date but is expected to release in the second half of the year. Probably.