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Report – The Old Republic set for September release

Wednesday, 26th January 2011 14:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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MCV’s reporting that Star Wars: The Old Republic is set for a September release.

The BioWare MMO, first announced in 2008, was given a spring release target last year by EA CEO John Riccitiello and Star Wars IP owner LucasArts.

The title is part of a blockbuster year for BioWare, which sees Dragon Age II out on March and Mass Effect 3 launch by the end of 2011.

EA’s previously said it sees The Old Republic as a ten-year “opportunity”.

The game’s run-in to launch hasn’t all been roses, though. Last year, it was reported that $300 million had gone into The Old Republic and it would be “one of the greatest failures in the history of MMOs”.

It’s also been noted this week that EA investors are not at all confident that the title will do well.

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  1. KrazyKraut

    maybe because of DA2 or what ever.

    The European Community Manager dude told me it will be release March/April….but that was on the GamesCon 10

    #1 4 years ago
  2. orakaa

    @ 1 : March/April ? That would be surprising: if they’ve spent over $300 millions, they would advertise and prepare the game’s release months before.

    If they want the game to sell, they need to start an active marketing campaign (make advertising somewhere else than “just” on video game sites through video logs). So September would be good as they would have enough time to do that… but it would be awkward as Mass Effect 3 is planned to be released only 2 months later (they could both have an impact on each other as some ME players could wait for ME3 to be released before playing to SWTOR or people getting SWTOR in September could keep playing the game and waiting for ME3′s price to drop before buying it)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    sweet I am getting the CE

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dralen

    September can’t come any sooner.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. TheWulf

    Hmmm. So Guild Wars 2 will likely beat it to the punch, just in time for summer.

    Interesting.

    #5 4 years ago