Thought I'd get this party started, seeing as how there doesn't seem to be a thread devoted to discussing JUST the RPG that's on the horizon.
I personally foresee a completely new system (ass opposed to a carbon copy of Warhammer FRP &/or 40k) for any Star Wars rpgs they decide to produce. Star Wars SCREAMS for lavish visual representation, which Fantasy Flight have in spades over most other companies (see EVERY GAME THEY PUBLISH)...and if their versions of the BSG board game & Warhammer Fantasy are any sign, they know how to invoke to the flavor of a setting. Even if you don't like the Warhammer Fantasy mechanics, you have to admit...if you've played it...that it reeks of the Old World. Insanity, disease, corruption, fatigue, stress, severe wounds etc. I honestly foresee a game that utilizes both straight-up hardcover rule books and accessory type components (minis, dice, tokens, etc) to give us a game that's both accessible and appealing to people that may be new to rpgs and/or older gamers that want to try something new and refreshing.
Let's be honest, if you don't like where modern table top/pen and paper games are headed (see D&D 4th Ed, WHFRP 3rd Ed, The One Ring....etc) then you can just keep playing the older games that you've been fond of for so many years. It ain't as if there's a shortage of used hard-copies/scanned pdf's out there to pick from.
I'd personally like to see mechanics that incorporate some custom components (i.e. cards and/or dice, tokens etc) but ONLY if the enhance the flavor of the game. Perhaps heavy card-stock dials that display the player/heroes current standing in the force (light/dark side)....just a random idea. Or Tokens that track dark side corruption. Maybe some custom dice, but no dice pools.
As for miniatures support, I'm not sure I see FF going this route with a Star Wars RPG. I have a feeling that the RPG will be playable without minis (i.e. have abstract range increments ala WHFRP) but will most definitely be playable with minis if your group so likes, just like any rpg out there.
What do y'all think/want?