Waiting for Star Wars: The Sith Warrior Progression
In Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot, two guys sit around the whole play waiting for and talking about Godot. Godot, a past master of the anticlimax, never shows up. The play is suppose to be a masterpiece of existentialism. How nice. It doesn't leave you any less annoyed the dude doesn't show.
You're not suppose to feel existential in gaming, yet isn't Star Wars: The Old Republic starting to make you feel that way? Don't you find you've been talking anxiously about SWTOR since the day the game was announced? Don't you find yourself wondering if it's ever going to show up?
The entire gaming world is Waiting for Star Wars.
You can be pretty sure it's actually coming, sometime, but you just can't be sure when.There was some hint - well, a rather firm hint - last year that it would release in the spring of this year. Now, EA and BioWare is backing off that. They're not saying when, but it's not going to be in the spring. According to MCVUK, EA Games CFO Eric Brown, "refused to be specific though did say that it was "reasonable to infer" that the full game will not launch in EA's next financial quarter (it's Q1 but calendar Q2), which ends June 31st."
So basically there's no official release date and everyone is mum, now, and the gaming public is left to talk about SWTOR as if they were characters in Samuel Beckett's play.
The nice thing is BioWare takes care of gamers, every now and then feeding them little bits of information about how glorious the game will be. And it does look pretty cool. (Well, except for the space combat - it looks like a small step up for Asteroids. Okay, it looks totally lame. Let's hope they fix it while we wait.)
The latest tease from BioWare is a look at the Sith Warrior progression. You can watch the video here. Yes, it looks awesome and it's very likely all the fanbois and fangoils will be playing Sith.
(We'll keep you informed of all the regular updates from SWTOR in this regular column, Waiting for Star Wars.)