Since a whole bunch of financial analysts have opinions on an almost 1 billion dollar deal in the video games industry, they seem to be getting taken seriously where guys like me have been saying BioWare is working on the next Star Wars MMO for quite some time. But since I have the financial responsibility of a turnip, here's the big brain version of what I've been trying to tell you all along:
Responding to EA's acquisition of BioWare/Pandemic, analysts from Citi, Oppenheimer, Lazard, and Wedbush Morgan have all reacted positively, saying the move was well worth the $860 million price, and speculating Bioware's "mystery MMO" will be Star Wars themed, calling it a "strong positive" for EA.
Citi's Brent Thill noted that the "industry is buzzing over [BioWare's] mystery MMO," predicting, "based on past development work" that Bioware is quietly working on the Star Wars MMO. As said, Thill calls the potential of the title a "strong positive" for the publisher, and one that "bolsters [its] MMO exposure."
Sadly, since this is EA, the BioWare Star Wars MMO will be canceled at 95% completion, because EA has the MMO follow through of my bankrupt turnip.