Star Wars: The Old Republic release date announced

Bioware have confirmed their latest MMO will hit the EU two days after its launch in the US.

Whilst Europe will receive the game on December 22, our neighbours across the pond will get it a full two days earlier on December 20.

Fans were growing increasingly worried that the release date for the game may be pushed back into the beginning of 2012; missing its original target of Q4 2011.

Last month, Bioware announced that the release date of the game depended entirely on the reception it received from players beta testing the game.

With a release date now officially announced, it would seem that the developers are happy with the responses received from testers and are happy to schedule a release for the game.

EA and Bioware are preparing the games release to be the biggest online game launch ever.

Whilst it’s a bold ambition, clearly they are looking to capitalise on a Christmas launch and benefit from the festive spirit.

“This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated their lives to build this extraordinary game,” said BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka.

“We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game’s release.”

[Source: Star Wars: The Old Republic website]

Greg Lockley


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