Much like the movie industry, technology allows for more over the top, showy effects, which are then used to hype the product to power-hungry teenage boys. Whatever story might be involved is completely overshadowed by the awesome powers and physics simulation in the game.
Bullshit. You either don't play a lot of games or you believe the hype. The only games in the past 10 years that came out that had very little story and still sold well were the Quake series. That pretty much ended with Doom 3 though. It had amazing graphics, but the "story" and gameplay sucked absolute ass and it's referred to as a $50 tech demo.
LFL could easily make a stunning game from the OT. They just don't care to. There are plenty of characters and a huge galaxy to explore. Hell, Bioware did an awesome job with KoToR. I know it's not the OT, but it's not the PT either and it was a great game. There's no reason something similar can't be done with the OT. I still haven't seen a game in the spirit of Dark Forces where you play on the side of the Empire. The closest they came was Republic Commando. Some people want to be a stormtrooper attempting to put down the pesky rebellion. Maybe at some point you can even choose to defect if you want.
The point is, LFL can easily make a visually stunning, modern game based around the OT. I'm sure it would sell very well too. GL just doesn't want anything to do with that era anymore.
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