Big Download Preview: Star Wars: The Old Republic

It certainly seems like the rumors concerning BioWare's obvious development of a Knight of the Old Republic-themed MMO began a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Like Blizzard's revelation of Diablo III this past June, the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic was one of the worst-kept secrets in the games industry. It was a title everyone knew was coming; the only question was when it would be revealed.

Yesterday, the transparent curtain was pulled back, and the gaming world marveled at the game industry insiders had been buzzing about for quite some time. Despite the game's advanced appearance, BioWare and LucasArts burst the collective bubble of assembled journalists by informing us that the title was not ready for hands-on trials. Fortunately, a number of designers integral to the game's development were on hand to show Big Download gameplay footage and answer several questions.

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