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Obsidian Entertainment seems promising. At least more promising than EA, who layed off their (SWTOR) staff, and currently can't possibly sustain a good SW game with rapid content (beyond rehashes of existing content).
Obsidian keeps pushing and pushing. They want it at least. They don't get it handed to them.
“We are certainly going to try,” he said. “We would love to work on another Star Wars game, and if it was possible for us to hook up with BioWare and EA to do so, that would be pretty amazing.”
Since Electronic Arts holds the Star Wars license, I'm EXTREMELY skeptical. It doesn't help that George Lucas has left the building.
If a new Star Wars MMO comes out, please let it be anyone but BioWare / EA. Thus Obsidian comes in to play.
That was my original thinking. Then I began to wonder about the influence of a publisher on a developer, and .. well I'm still wondering, but I think the overall effect will be negative when EA is involved. Even if a terrific developer gets a stab at a new SW MMO game, EA still lingers, imposing cash shops and a deteriorization of game quality.
This is one of my last interests in Star Wars. Current implementations of anything Star Wars have fallen flat. I'm tired. George Lucas has sold the company, BioWare has sold their company. LucasArts is owned by Disney now. SW is no longer owned by original financial interests.
The next Star Wars will need to be really freiikin good. Really good. Which brings me back to ..
Can Obsidian or any other company make a stellar & convincing Star Wars game?