Originally Posted by Ctrl Alt Del
Or add another layer of depth, as casual fans will sort of recognize the design as being starwarsy.
Yes, from a business perspective you might catch more flies with an old piece of meat that stinks than a new one that is freshly prepared.
The ultimate goal is to make the most money you can on this project. I can't imagine what SOE's bottom line looks like, but I bet that BioWare would like to emulate that success.
Plus, since, George Lucas gets a royalty check from almost everything, (Go ahead! Name a movie and check to see if the ILM logo or Skywalker Sound shows up in the credits. You would be surprised at just how many movies, and more are paying Mr. Lucas a royalty check.) he really could care less in the long run about what's in the game. He's getting paid.