Taken straight from the mouth itself, Lucas Arts and Bioware have today announced that they will be teaming up to deliver a new interactive entertainment title.
LucasArts and BioWare Corp. today announced that they have entered into an agreement to create an interactive entertainment product. The product, details of which will be unveiled at a later date, will be developed and published by BioWare and LucasArts, and will push the boundaries of the gaming market by utilizing the strengths of both companies to deliver an innovative, high-quality experience.
“LucasArts has a deep commitment to developing compelling stories and characters for the unique medium of interactive entertainment, and we have been searching for a developer that shares this value. We found this in BioWare,” said Jim Ward, president of LucasArts. “Through our previous collaborations, we know that BioWare has an impressive ability to blend gripping stories with technological advancements, and we believe that our upcoming product will deliver an experience that will span the traditional boundaries of video game entertainment.”
“BioWare’s mission is to deliver the best story and character-driven games in the world, delivering powerful emotional experiences to our fans.” said Ray Muzyka, chief executive officer, BioWare Corp. Added Greg Zeschuk, president of BioWare Corp., “The collaboration with LucasArts allows us to combine our passion for creating high quality and innovative experiences with those of a company dedicated to bringing only the finest games to market."
The last title that Bioware and Lucas Arts teamed up on was the multi-award winning Game of the Year, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. The title proved to be a massive success for Lucas Arts and Bioware alike. Despite this however, Bioware did not sign up to work on the follow up to the title, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2, with Obsidian taking Biowares place.
Recently, Bioware announced that they would be developing a brand new MMORPG title, the first to come out of the veteran development team and many fans of the company began talking about what the title might be. Many fans settled on a new IP or a new Star Wars MMO when rumours that Bioware had approached Lucas Arts with the offer of a collaboration on a new project emerged. This announcement will serve to reinforce the rumours that Bioware are indeed working on a new Star Wars MMORPG set around the time period first introduced in the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game.
Along with the announcement, a new website to reprisent the partnership has appeared where you can read the official press release.