Star Wars Galaxies to Shut

Posted on 27 June, 2011


For the definitive word on the end of SWGs eight year run look no further than the blog of Raph Koster, Creative Director on Star Wars Galaxies.

Star Wars Galaxies Dancing

Star Wars Galaxies Dancing

Star Wars Galaxies was a bold vision, a sandbox mmo with huge variety it what the player could do. In particular it took bold strides in establishing non-combat classes, something which has simply not graced mmos in any comparative form since, and the kind of feature that contributed to the SWG universe being far more than a linear combat grind.

It is the quote at the end however that sums this project up for me. A quote that perfectly mirrors my own desires for my professional work within the games industry:

In the end, SWG may have been more potential and promise than fulfilled expectation. But I’d rather work on something with great potential than on fulfilling a promise of mediocrity.