Blizzard rooting for Star Wars: The Old Republic to be a success
Blizzard co-founder, Frank Pearce, has been speaking very positively about EA's world of Warcraft rival release Star Wars: The Old Republic.
In a joint interview with Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime, Pearce explained that he hoped that Bioware's Star Wars MMO would be a success as it could provide the MMO market with the biggest boost since WoW if done correctly.
He explained: "This is a game that has an opportunity to grow the MMO market if done right and therefore is very important to the industry as a whole, not just EA."
Mike Morhaime added: "It's certainly a strong franchise and BioWare's a great developer. We've talked about this internally and from our perspective we hope they make an enjoyable game because they're going to bring in a lot of new players to the MMO genre, and those players' idea of whether or not they like this type of game is going to be determined by that experience."