Originally Posted by Lord Foley
Can we get a consensus that Revan and the exile's fate were written for the sole purpose of marketing the very loose tie-in mmo? Their character arcs were pretty hastily undermined and brushed away for the purpose of introducing a new set of villains for The Old Republic. I don't see another interpretation unless you start grasping for straws.
Thats the feeling I have. Theres no way to know for sure of course. Its safe to say Drew Karpyshyn wasn't thinking "I'm writing this story as a way to market a new video game" as he wrote it, but I'm sure that's why it was ordered....
Personally, I don't understand why they didn't just finish the trilogy and THEN make an MMO to continue the story/make oodles of money. I have a feeling TOR isn't the last we've seen of the franchise though.