Bioware’s Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on the original Xbox was a brilliant, brilliant, game. If one disgruntled anonymous EA worker going by the name of EA Louse is to believed, the upcoming PC-only MMO Star Wars: Old Republic is a disaster waiting to happen.
They started their rant – which you can read on their blog here – by having a pop about Warhammer Online‘s development.
â€œI found out recently that I will be dismissed from Bioware Mythic during the next round of layoffs EA coming this November. Iâ€™m sick of seeing EA outsource their art and find every excuse to get rid of us and still not achieve anything. Mythic is dying, and itâ€™s not us who killed him but weâ€™re taking the fall.â€
However, upon turning their attention to the upcoming Star Wars release, EA Louse adds:
“And Bioware? Donâ€™t make me laugh. Theyâ€™ve spent more money making the Old Republic than James Cameron spent on Avatar. Shit you not. More than $300 million! And you know what theyâ€™re most proud of? This is the kicker. They are most proud of the sound. No seriously. Something like a 20Gig installation and most of it is voiceover work. Thatâ€™s the best they have. The rest of the game is a joke. EA knows it and so does George Lucas, theyâ€™re panicking and so most of Mythic has already been cannibalized to work in Austin on it because they canâ€™t keep pushing back launch.â€
He then continued by giving his soon to be ex-employer a good kicking:
â€œOld Republic will be one of the greatest failures in the history of MMOs from EA. Probably at the level of the Sims Online. We all know it too.â€
Shocking, really. EA can’t be too keen on outbursts like this.