SWTOR’s lead designer: Players want to do more in less time
In an interview for venturebeat.com Charles Boyd shares some insights as to what Bioware’s plans are for the future. Based on the latest expansion and the recently released Single Player focused new feature called The Eternal Championship, Bioware will make the future decisions for what content Star Wars The Old Republic is expected to focus on.
GamesBeat: What is next for TOR? Will future content remain story-driven?
Boyd: I think it is clear that players enjoy the story, and therefore we are motivated to continue it – this is a big part of our DNA as BioWare, and as a studio of Star Wars fans, there is nothing we can think of that is more rewarding and fun! We know our players also like to engage in battles, fight evil adversaries that want to rule the galaxy, and even engage in factional battles and so there a definite interest to create more of that type of content as well.
But, all of that notwithstanding, we are always looking at player feedback to guide our final direction. So, as the story continues and we see the impact of the most recent additions, including the Eternal Championship arena, we will finalize those plans.
From all this I personally understand it as:
“Bioware is waiting for the Summer to pass and analyse the results of the monthly based chapters as well as the heavier focus on single story content that has been ruling the update cycles since Patch 4.0. Whatever proves most successful and interesting to us, the community, that’s what the company will focus on for the next year”.
It’s a huge speculation, but, hey, that’s all we can do at this point with little to no officially released information from the Developers :)
Whatdo you think?
You can find the full interview here.
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