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BioWare's Ray Muzyka: "There's No Looking Back" After The Old Republic

by Matt Miller on May 19, 2011 at 12:50 PM

"Once you've tried it, you just can't go back," Muzyka says. "You don't want to try other MMOs anymore."

The quote comes from a recent interview that both Ray Muzyka and fellow BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk completed with Gamasutra. "We've got the best-of-breed features from other MMOs, progression, exploration, customization, combat, and trying to use the conventions that make sense to players for accessibility wherever possible. We've layered on an amazing Star Wars story that's set thousands of years before the movies, so there are a lot of opportunities [you can] have like Sith and Jedi, galactic conflict and all kinds of cool s---. It's a really exciting time to be in the Star Wars universe.Once you've tried it, there's no looking back. You really want to keep playing that new approach to MMOs, I think that is really refreshing."

The rest of the interview includes comments on a number of topics close to the hearts of BioWare fans, from the potential of the mobile game space to the possibility of one day seeing BioWare tackle more realistic subject matter instead of fantasy/sci-fi.