Lucas "involved" in Star Wars MMO

Legend has finger on Old Republic's pulse.  

BioWare boss Ray Muzyka has told G4tv that George Lucas is keeping his eye on the studio's Star Wars MMO, The Old Republic.

"I haven't shown it to him personally, no," said Muzyka, "but I know he keeps his finger on the pulse of everything that LucasArts is working on, so I know he's involved in it. I've talked to him about the project in the past and I know he's excited about it."

We already know that Lucas is "a big fan" of Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies but has never played World of Warcraft.

BioWare caused a sensation at E3 with its cinematic trailer for the game, but Muzyka couldn't say whether it had received the elusive potentate's blessing.

"I can't say what he thought of the trailer because I don't know for sure that he's seen it," said EA's newly-minted RPG overlord, "but I imagine he has because he's very involved in the development side of things."

It was the behind-the-scenes showing of the game itself that caught our attention though. Plenty more at the Star Wars: The Old Republic gamepage.

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