During an interview with Shadow Realms Creative Director James Ohlen, who also serves in the same capacity in Star Wars: The Old Republic, we got some quite interesting insight about the reasons why BioWare Austin’s Star Wars-themed MMORPG isn’t being ported to consoles.
Ohlen mentioned that he brought that possibility up quite a few times, and every time he’s told that he’s crazy by the technical staff.
First of all the game would be extremely challenging on the tech side to port over to consoles, and the problem is mostly the engine used.
In addition to that, SWTOR has also been designed from the ground up for keyboard and mouse, even if this would be a solvable problem.
Ohlen explained that he’d love to port to consoles, as everyone in the team. It would be a “big win,” but for the moment they haven’t figured out how that could make sense.
There are also good news for those that love Star Wars: The Old Republic, as a new and yet unannounced expansion is coming, and is going to be announced soon.
Ohlen promised that even thanks to the renewed interest in the franchise, BioWare has big plans for the game in 2015. Time to dust off our lightsabers.