On December 20, BioWare will release "Star Wars: The Old Republic," its most ambitious project yet. Bigger than all of its previous games combined, it could be a monumental success—or a titanic failure.
With the arrival of games to the Google+ network came a handful of game developers and a dozen or so games. With Google+ in its infancy, why did these big companies publish their games there? For the network's coming growth.
With the release of Mass Effect 2 today, Bioware pushes further into digital content. "We are trying to create an ongoing digital strategy around connecting with players," said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, cofounder of Bioware. The game is launching with the Cerberus Network, an in-game channel for the company to connect with players, sharing with them free downloads and news from Bioware. "In a player's perspective, they just put a code in and get some stuff.