SWTOR Not a Threat to WAR

BioWare Mythic says WAR is not in any danger from SWTOR but will not be going free to play. With SWTOR bringing in some amazing numbers just before its arrival, it threatens to knock many other games out of the way as it approaches. But we also have to remember that this is not the first time EA has worked on an MMORPG.

Warhammer: Age of Reckoning is still there and BioWare Mythic VP Eugene Evans confirms it is not going anywhere anytime soon. He said “All of these games appeal to different people for different reasons. I’m very proud to be able to say that I’m running the studio that’s run Ultima Online for as long as it has – 14 years. Dark Age of Camelot just celebrated 10 years. We hope we can run these games for as long as there is player interest.”

So it’s a definite that WAR will not be following other titles like Matrix Online or Star Wars Galaxies. In fact, they said that subscriptions in WAR have increased. So while F2P may be the hot new thing, it won’t be making its way to WAR right now. WAR is doing its own thing and they have big plans to keep it going for quite some time.

If you’re a WAR fan, this is all good news and if you’re an EA/BioWare fan, this is a good example of what they are doing to keep great games going to gamers just like you and me for a long time to come.

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.