Jeff Hickman Interview

With the news of SWTOR going free to play, there are many who want to learn as much as they can about the game or any changes being made in the upcoming updates to the game. Even those who are already fans are listening with eager ears to anything new.

This interview with Jeff Hickman didn’t have any big secret reveals over the game but it did have some very interesting topics and some insight into the very experience Jeff Hickman and his work on SWTOR.

RPG Site says:

With a background rooted in Mythic Entertainment, Hickman has a long history with MMOs – first on Dark Age of Camelot and then on Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. We quizzed him not only on the future of The Old Republic, but of the MMO genre in general. Here’s what he said.

They came prepared with some great questions and Hickman was prepared with some equally excellent answers. They talk about the big topic- free to play and Hickman says, “I think that as with anything, there are possibilities you could come out with an MMO now and have a successful subscription model and succeed in the long term, but I think it’s an exception. I think that at this point, players like to try things before they buy them.”

They talk about MMO giant World of Warcraft and so much more. Hickman doesn’t just give short sentence answers. He really takes time to bring in his insight and opinions and it’s well worth the read. Thanks to RPGSite for the great interview.

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.