Star Wars: The Old Republic Preview

The Guardian was in attendance at Germany's GamesCom event and brought us back a preview of BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic.
The big message throughout the demo is that The Old Republic will bring a new element to the MMO: a storyline which persist through the game. There will, of course, be countless quests to perform, but also an overarching narrative thread which, indeed, is something that even the likes of the mighty World Of Warcraft have lacked.

Then there's the immense appeal of controlling and developing a character in the Star Wars universe the action takes place about 3,000 years before the era depicted in the first film, and concerns the fall of the Old Empire. Empire and Republic forces are present and correct you can play as Jedi Knights, Sith Warriors and so on, and light-sabre duelling will be to the fore if you choose to play as an appropriate character.