Stop trying to ninja loot my lightsaber!

In a press release today, LucasArts finally confirmed a long standing rumor which involved the company working side by side with Bioware to publish and develop a “ground-breaking interactive product”. Could this be the long-anticipated Star Wars MMO everyone has been hoping that Star Wars Galaxies would be? Fans of both companies will have to wait a little longer, as the press release promises more information coming at “a later date”.

Jim Ward, President of LucasArts, went on to comment, “we believe that our upcoming product will deliver an experience that will span the traditional boundaries of video game entertainment.” Assuming the product they are working on is indeed a Star Wars MMO, the fit could provide a deeper story element than most of the current titles, essentially fusing what players love most about the single player games with all the social aspects of a multiplayer game.

This is all speculative at the moment however, as nothing more than a development team has been announced thus far. That said, Bioware’s track record of making story-driven games speaks for itself.

In the same press release, CEO of Bioware Ray Muzyka went on to state, “BioWare’s mission is to deliver the best story and character-driven games in the world, delivering powerful emotional experiences to our fans.” Let’s hope we’re as floored by the new game as we were when we first saw Luke Skywalker turn off his targeting computer.