Maybe someday, but not soon.
When I saw the headline I jumped on it, but it’s nothing substantive, just loose talk that may turn into something years down the line. Still, I’d pick it up in a heartbeat. The first comment was “It’s called TOR,” which there’s some truth to, insofar as SWTOR is projected to import ME’s dialogue systems and, hopefully, cimenaticity (Is that even a word? Now it is!) I personally, however, would rather have seen Mass Effect Online be BioWare’s big MMO news when they announced SWTOR. Hell, I’d have preferred to see a Forgotten Realms Online, as unlikely as that would have been. The way I see it – and I know lots of folks are excited about SWTOR, and good for them, I hope they enjoy it – Star Wars is a tired franchise with its best days, and even its mediocre days well behind it. As much cred as Bioware deserves with the property, the moment I start thinking much about it I recall the terrible prequels and the universally panned Force Unleashed 2 (which BioWare was of course not responsible for, but it taints the whole IP,) and my nascent enthusiasm evaporates.
Now I’m going off to grumble for the rest of the day about what it would have been like if BioWare had sunk $300 million into its own IP instead of somebody else’s.