BioWare and Lucasart’s Star Wars: Old Republic MMO is going to be the world’s first large-scale massively multiplayer game to be all talk. As in, no text messages whatsoever.
The amount of voice acting work that’s going to require must be absolutely mind-blowing. And it also raises a few issues. Like, how can you personalise your character’s name if the game is all talk? Either you’ll constantly be referred to as “Jedi” or “that Star Wars guy”, or you’ll be choosing from a roster of pre-determined characters when starting the game.
Oh, and on the subject of Jedi…witness the new E3 record for number of on-stage Jedi.