EA assumes all publishing responsibilities for The Old Republic

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 11 November 2010 07:02 GMT

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LucasArts has handed back some release duties on Star Wars: The Old Republic to EA, EA announced today.

“With this new agreement, certain publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities previously designated to LucasArts will shift to EA, so that all publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities can be centralized for efficiency,” said the publisher in a statement.

“Lucasfilm will continue serving as a key partner, collaborating on design and marketing, and as a licensor of the property. Star Wars: The Old Republic is designed to redefine the MMO category by introducing BioWare’s signature storytelling and rich, emotional human performances to the genre.

“Financial terms were not disclosed.”

The MMO, the most expensive game EA has ever made, is slated for release sometime after Q1 2011.

Check out latest footage here.

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