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Submitted by Abriael 69d ago | news

Here's Why Star Wars: The Old Republic Isn't Coming to PS4/Xbox One; New Expansion Announced Soon

During an interview with Shadow Realms Creative Director James Ohlen, who also serves in the same capacity in Star Wars: The Old Republic, DualShockers got some quite interesting insight about the reasons why BioWare Austin's Star Wars-themed MMORPG isn't being ported to consoles, and a new and unannounced expansion. (James Ohlen, PS4, Star Wars:The Old Republic, Xbox One)

funkybudda  +   69d ago
Because the game almost died on PC until it went F2P, that's what's holding that game together, why waste more resources porting to next gen with more financial risk? If anything, a PS4 version would be the only one that makes sense due to hitting the "10 mil sold to consumers" mark.
vishmarx  +   69d ago
well paying for f2p games is a simple thing on pc ,not so much on consoles. sony and ms will probably need a cut too.
that being said ,there are far better f2p games out there
this one has possibly the worst f2p model ever.
the game forces you to feel inferior.
i initially had a sub, i played for a week and had to leave.i started on f2p the following month and the game treated me like a 3rd class citizen.my friends got so frustrated they bought me my speeders and other essentials from their own ingame money.
also my lv 15 char was levelling slower than my lv 30-40 friends .hell the game even forces the f2p players to BUY the sprint feature .i quit and moved on to ff xiv
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Baka-akaB  +   69d ago
Well that often happens when a game designed for subs goes f2p . It wasnt designed with the model in mind and ends up an hybrid mess .
sonarus  +   69d ago
I thought they were making a new one but it wasn't coming out for ps4. As a huge Star Wars fan I really want to play this series but I don't do any gaming whatsoever on PC. Not a bias but consoles have always more than satisfied my gaming needs in ways pc just hasn't. I may have even played the older one if it was re released on consoles. I think it was on the original xbox back in the day but xbox died so didn't buy. I really hope they make a new one for consoles. There just aren't enough Star Wars games for consoles but pc has tons.
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FarEastOrient  +   69d ago
They said they're blaming the engine and tried to mention keyboard and mouse as one of the issues too. FFXIV, War Thunder, etc uses keyboard and mouse on the PS4 so this part of the argument is invalid.
Blasphemy  +   69d ago
The engine for the game really is bad and horrible optimized(at least it was when I played it). I would be surprised if PS4 or the ONE would come anywhere near close to running the game with how it looks now. I thought the game was good but it could have been SO MUCH better. The developers intentionally mislead alot of people with the game and it was the reason why the game did so poorly. It's how they would word certain things when describing the game making you think the game would be more amazing then it really was.
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SilentNegotiator  +   69d ago
They probably barely made profit on PC. Spending money to bring it to consoles would cost them money that they wouldn't be guaranteed to get back.
Software_Lover  +   69d ago
I was all in when the game first went F2P for about 3 months. I had a subscription and everything. Then it just started feeling tedious. I have only gone back once and that was for 30 minutes.
sorane  +   69d ago
They made $168 million just in the last year of the game so it points more to a very big profit.
SilentNegotiator  +   68d ago
You know the game's estimated budget is over $200 million, right?
sorane  +   68d ago
$150-200 million I heard. Which means they made most or all that back in just 1 year. The game is 3 years old so my statement holds true.
Spotie  +   68d ago
Except, since it's an online game, costs will persist. That's saying nothing about the problems it obviously ran into. Odds are that it hasn't made back as much as they'd hoped.

Why, then, would they take the risk of porting it to consoles where it could see a repeat of its PC struggles?
lemoncake  +   69d ago
I actually played this game on PC with the xbox controller and it worked quite good after macroing a few keys together. I don't see why it's technically difficult to port onto the current gen as they would be more than powerful enough, it's probably due to licensing issue and projected sales why it's not being done more than anything else.
ShadowKingx  +   69d ago
never say never, i never thought diablo was coming to ps4, i never thought the new final fantasy was coming to consoles primarly because of the controls, no one thought day z would come to console, war thunder and a bunch more that are coming from the pc side. so i would not say isn't coming. the fact of the matter is, its possible and if the devs get desperate enough it will.
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NiteX  +   69d ago
Been really enjoying it recently.
Chard  +   69d ago
I remember seeing the CG trailers for this game with Malgus, Kao Cen Darach, Satele etc, they were amazing! Then I learned that the game was nothing like that :(
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atticus14  +   68d ago
Game would need an radical UI overhaul if they wanted it controller friendly or mouse and keyboard support, this game uses tons of hot keys for skills.

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