Star Wars: The Clone Wars–Renewing My Interest in a Galaxy Far, Far Away… (via Split Screen)

The big MMO news today is that SOE have announced that in Autumn this year they will be releasing a new game. Described as a Virtual World rather than an MMO, this is to be a bright, colourful, kid-friendly, free/freemium game in the Free Realms mould.

And it’s all about Star Wars: Clone Wars. If you’re curious about the Clone Wars setting, check out the blog post below for a description of the animated series and discussion of why the writer prefers it to the films.

Is the world big enough for not one (Star Wars Galaxies), not two (Star Wars: The Old Republic) but THREE Star Wars MMOs? I guess we’ll find out.

One thing is for sure, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan if you are a MMO gamer. And interestingly, each of these three games represents a very different view of the genre. I think people could happily play more than one, if they have the time.

I have a soft spot for Free Realms, it’s a very cool game if you’re looking for something casual friendly, and I can’t wait to see what Sony do with the best licence in the Star Wars Universe.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars--Renewing My Interest in a Galaxy Far, Far Away... I’ve been a bit starved for entertainment lately, so forgive me one last non-gaming related post to get it all out of my system. During the Dark Days leading up to my graduation, I spent a portion of my dwindling down-time programming my DVR with things that I’d rather be doing. Somehow Star Wars made it onto the list, not because I have any great love for the new timeline–the recent trilogy effectively killed off any good will I’d accumulated d … Read More

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