Star Wars The Old Republic Intro Cinematic

Admittedly, this year’s E3 showing of BioWare’s long in development MMO was lacking. Star Wars: The Old Republic fans were presented with a few choice words and a six-minute cinematic. Granted, what was shown looked impressive, and it kept fans of the Star Wars series on the edge of their seats. Nevertheless, revealing details like release dates, subscription fees, and even in-game footage would have gone a long way toward calming the hearts of nervous Jedi.

Fortunately, the good people at Electronic Arts were kind enough to release the Star Wars: The Old Republic cinematic, allowing fans to dream, and dream big, by demonstrating the many different styles of characters, Jedi and Sith powers, and the simple scope of the galactic battle.

Have a look at Star Wars: The Old Republic’s cinematic introduction.

To be fair, that is one great looking opening cinematic. Of course, the E3 2010 cinematic trailer was pretty good, too. Let’s hope that by the time E3 2012 rolls around, we’re playing the game rather than looking forward to another video. Recent news that the game may be delayed until 2012, however, does not leave one feeling entirely optimistic.

While The Old Republic has some serious puff behind its feathers, it’s just not enough yet to make a clear stand on whether this is a game that will make it in the MMO world, or become one of the biggest mistakes that Electronics Arts and BioWare have produced. We’ll have to see what happens in the coming months, and hope for (at least) a release date soon.

What do you think of The Old Republic’s opening cinematic? Were you expecting the game’s release date or subscription fees to be revealed at E3?

Star Wars: The Old Republic is currently in development for the PC.

Stay tuned to Game Rant for more news and updates as E3 2011 continues through the week.