[MUD-Dev] Star Wars gmud?

Nathan F Yospe yospe at hawaii.edu
Fri Mar 17 07:39:11 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000

Found this c|net article:

    2001: A "Star Wars" online gaming odyssey 
    By Steven Musil
    Staff Writer, CNET News.com
    March 16, 2000, 12:15 p.m. PT 

    LucasArts Entertainment today announced a partnership with two 
other interactive entertainment companies to develop, distribute
and host an online multiplayer "Star Wars" game. 

    Sony Online Entertainment and Verant Interactive will team with 
LucasArts to produce a role-playing game in which participants create 
their own characters and goals, LucasArts spokesman Tom Sarris said. 

    The game, which is being developed under the working title "Star 
Wars Online," is expected to be released in late 2001 and will involve 
"literally thousands of players competing against each other at the 
same time," Sarris said. 

    Game play will feature scenarios based on a combination of combat,
missions and quests in the "Star Wars" universe. 

    "The persistent game universe allows players to create characters 
in an environment and to live out that role, whether it's as a bounty 
hunter or a courtesan," Sarris said. 

    The game will be developed by Verant Interactive, the San Diego,
Calif.-based game developer that created "EverQuest," an online game 
with 120,000 daily players, the company said. 

     LucasArts, the entertainment software arm of the San Rafael,
Calif.-based Lucas group, will distribute the game at retail outlets, 
said Sarris, adding that a price tag hasn't been determined. Players 
also will pay an as yet undermined monthly fee to play the game online 
at The Station at sony.com, Sarris said. 


Hmmm... EQ's creators? Sony? As in PS2? Might be one to avoid...

Still, nice to see muds taking hold in the commercial market.

Nathan F. Yospe - Born in the year of the tiger, riding it forever after
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