SWTOR Developer Blog – KOTOR – 10 Years Later


In a Star Wars: The Old Republic developer blog, James Ohlen, Studio Creative Director at BioWare and Game Director of Star Wars: The Old Republic, talks about how Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic has influenced SWTOR.

Today is the 10-year birthday of Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic. In celebration, SWTOR is offering the following exclusive items in the Cartel Market:

  • “Revan’s Heir” title for 10 Cartel Coins – this title is available for 24 hours only (July 15 12AM PDT/7AM UTC to July 16 12AM PDT/7AM UTC)
  • KotOR related player title up for sale in the Cartel Market for 10 Cartel Coins
  • Free Cartel Coins on Facebook at 10:00 am today and throughout the day worldwide

Ohlen wanted to convey how The Knights of the Old Republic influenced SWTOR, and listed the followingt most important points:

  • Epic storytelling in The Old Republic era
  • Cinematic storytelling
  • The internal struggle between good and evil
  • Becoming a Jedi
  • Owning your own Millennium Falcon inspired starship
  • Traveling to many different worlds
  • Adventuring with companion characters that you cared about.

Ohlen finished by saying that:

“Ten years from its release, I think people will look back on the scope and quality of storytelling in SWTOR and realize its impact on popular culture. Considering how the SWTOR community is thriving right now, I think we’ll be celebrating the anniversary of SWTOR right here on the website!”

What are your thoughts?