A very KotoR Christmas? I don't think so.

Ah, CVG and Knights of the Old Republic franchise rumours. In April, they told us BioWare were making a KotoR MMO. Now, their latest speculative offering (via Official Xbox Magazine) is KotoR 3 by Christmas, or, more generously, 2008.

A Christmas release would fall two months after highly anticipated space RPG Mass Effect arrives on the Xbox 360. The very same platform CVG has its rumoured KotoR 3 slated for.

Of course, the article doesn't mention the release of Mass Effect in any way affecting the likelihood of this rumour being true. I don't think you'd find anyone in the games industry who thinks it'd be smart for KotoR 3 to arrive when people are still working their way through "that other space RPG"... on the same platform.

There are other reasons why there being any truth to this rumour is highly unlikely, and I'm sure any of us could list them. What struck me most about this story was the kind of games journalism exhibited: the reporting of sensational, unlikely rumours without any kind of accompanying evaluation on behalf of the writer. It's just lazy, but worst of all, it's starting to characterize a large portion of what internet games journalism is.

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