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Darth Eclipse
11-29-2008, 05:52 PM
I ended my gold subsription and I REALLY don't want to start it again. The screenshots look so cool but I don't think it's going to be offline... :(

Jeff
11-29-2008, 06:56 PM
Err, it's not going to be on Xbox 360, PC only. It will be a subscription payment specifically for the game, like how Galaxies or WoW works. And no, there won't be any offline component.

dead1486
01-26-2009, 04:10 PM
It has not been confirmed nor denied that this game is going to console. So why say it has?

Jeff
01-26-2009, 04:30 PM
Well, there has been a few conflicting news reports on this, but the latest from LucasArts says PC only (http://www.starwarsmmo.net/news/the-old-republic-is-%E2%80%9Cpc-only%E2%80%9D-says-lucasarts-boss/).

GeneralPloKoon
01-26-2009, 06:39 PM
Plus MMOs don't work on conosles yet. And Lucasarts hasn't given the PC some love in a few years, they need it.

Blix
01-26-2009, 06:55 PM
MMO = PC Happy

Darth Eclipse
02-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Oh...All this sucks...

adamqd
02-04-2009, 12:23 PM
Nada

Nedak
02-04-2009, 05:47 PM
Keep wishing

Darklink41
02-04-2009, 06:33 PM
Yeah, I don't think they'll bring it to console, if they did though, i bet it would be XBox 360 only and not PS3 or Wii.


Plus MMOs don't work on conosles yet. And Lucasarts hasn't given the PC some love in a few years, they need it.


FFXI plays on the XBox 360 very nicely, except for a few high traffic parts.

GeneralPloKoon
02-04-2009, 06:45 PM
FFXI plays on the XBox 360 very nicely, except for a few high traffic parts. I was wandering when that would be brought up, not everyone will be able to make a good MMO as most are accustomed to PCs. Plus most people don't view consoles as an area where MMOs would be popular.

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan
02-04-2009, 08:30 PM
they need to keep it on pc because of they way they stuffed us pc users with tfu. :o

Steve-O Kreesh
02-05-2009, 12:57 PM
TOR will be PC only, online MMO. Period.

No console support. No single player mode.

Sorry.

adamqd
02-05-2009, 01:02 PM
they need to keep it on pc because of they way they stuffed us pc users with tfu. :o

All hype bud, forgettable game imo

Web Rider
02-05-2009, 03:06 PM
All hype bud, forgettable game imo

Yeah, not worth the money I spent on it. Also, I would think that there would be problems connecting Xbox and PC games.

In any case I don't really care, my PC has trouble running WoW, I'll need a new one by the time TOR is out, and I'm sure the Xbox56789342789543 will be out by then too.

Darklink41
02-11-2009, 08:21 PM
I think they'd be smart to put it on a console. That way, peolpe with less than standard computers could still enjoy a good graphic capacity. Just a thought.

Hallucination
02-12-2009, 01:16 AM
^At the cost of PC user enjoying a crippled control system. I think I'll pass.

Tommycat
02-12-2009, 01:27 AM
^At the cost of PC user enjoying a crippled control system. I think I'll pass.

I'm not as worried about the control system as I am the updates. I mean Mass Effect showed how well controls can be made for PC and Console(though console and PC were not facing off against eachother in PVP, so we can't tell how fair it would be). But updates would be a lot slower if you have to debug for PC and Console. Then you fix something for console, that opens up an exploit on PC, So you fix that, and it opens up an exploit on console, that when you fix it causes a bug on both that now causes the game to run like cold bantha poodoo.

Because the architecture is so different it is a bit like writing a novel in English(proper, or American, doesn't matter) while simultaneously writing it in hieroglyphics.

True_Avery
02-12-2009, 05:01 AM
I think they'd be smart to put it on a console. That way, peolpe with less than standard computers could still enjoy a good graphic capacity. Just a thought.
The great thing about the art style they are using is that it looks flexible between computers, much like WoW.

You can run WoW at full settings and it actually looks pretty decent all things considering, or you can toss the graphics way down and play on an aged system.

If they go along that same line, you shouldn't have to worry about how stable your system is.

Hallucination
02-12-2009, 06:08 PM
What True_Avery means is that you can run WoW on a toaster and Bioware is setting that as their target too.

SW01
02-12-2009, 09:26 PM
What True_Avery means is that you can run WoW on a toaster and Bioware is setting that as their target too.

Well then my computer should do fine. :lol:

That is something that I sort of like about this project - that I will not need IBM's latest supercomputer to run it. But, I don't think I would ever buy a console MMO, for many of the reasons outlined - controls, particularly - but for whatever reason a console, to me, just doesn't seem so suited to the task as a PC. The PC just seems so much more flexible, in my opinion.

Also, I really think they should stick to one or the other - online or offline, and deliver a great game rather than attempting to squeeze in two 'good', average, or mediocre games.