Star Wars has been in the news a lot lately, and for many different reasons. Rebels is in its final season, The Last Jedi is coming out in less than a month, and most recently, Battlefront II has come out. But, in the case of the later, it’s released to much controversy. EA made some very questionable decisions that got fans in an uproar, so much so that they quickly backpedaled to fix it so that they wouldn’t be mad. Doing so though raised questions, mainly, could they now do something to Star Wars: The Old Republic?
The EA/Bioware MMORPG has had its own criticisms as of late. The story, the gameplay, PVP arenas, you name it, they’ve had problems with it. What’s more, the game has lost a significant amount of its player base to the extent that they had to merge their servers to get them populated again. So, with the criticism of Battlefront II, and the earlier failure of Mass Effect Andromeda, many are wondering if Star Wars: The Old Republic will be getting its plans changed for the future.
This notion comes from Redditor nites1, who raises some compelling points, not the least of which is EA failing to support and capitalize on the developers its brought into the fold. Their questionable decisions have been amplified as of late, but they’ve gone back quite a while. Including being the ones to “guide” The Old Republic and not Bioware, who basically created this part of the Star Wars universe.
The best case scenario? They decide to give The Old Republic an overhaul of sorts and give players what they want on all levels. Worse case scenario? They slowly let the MMORPG die. Though to be fair, “slowly” would like be around another year or two so they can start working on a backup for it.
Either way, EA’s moves from now on are going to be under a microscope.