Dec 23, 2011

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Kotaku: BioWare Co-Founders Reflect On Learnings Of Beta

Gaming blog Kotaku recently spoke to BioWare Co-Founders Dr. Greg Zeschuk and Dr. Ray Muzyka where they had a chance to reflect on the Game Testing (beta) for Star Wars: The Old Republic. They spoke about what the learned from it and what influence the players really had during the process (more than you think.)

Korriban was the very, very first planet we ever did. And it was really funny, because it stayed the same for like four years. Meanwhile, everything else got really, really pretty.” Beta testers noticed the disparity in the art direction, too. Muzyka thinksKorriban looks great now. “That’s a big change that came out of feedback,” he says. “We said, ‘Hey, that Korriban, can we redo that?’ and the team do a major art pass on it.” So, if you’re playing on the Sith homeworld and love the way it looks, you can thank the beta testers for complaining in the first place.

I know I say this a lot, but it’s well worth the read for the discriminating TOR fan. Head on over to Kotaku and check it out!

Image Source: Kotaku

Image Source: Kotaku

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