September 28, 2011 by Paul Curtin
If you’re sick of World of Warcraft and have been anxiously waiting to get your hands on BioWare’s upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic, then we’ve got some great news for you. BioWare’s future competitor for the MMO throne FINALLY has a release date!
After refusing to give an exact date despite being heavily promoted at gaming conventions over the past few years, BioWare has officially given us a release date for TOR. During their keynote address at the Eurogamer Expo, BioWare announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be coming home for Christmas and launching in North America on December 20, 2011 and in Europe on December 22, 2011.
“In 1977, Lucasfilm created magic with the release of Star Wars. Our goal is to capture some of that magic when we go live with Star Wars: The Old Republic on December 20,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Co-Founder, BioWare and General Manager, BioWare Label. “This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at Lucas Arts who have dedicated so much of their lives to building this extraordinary game.”
Added Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Co-Founder, BioWare and General Manager of the MMO Business Unit of BioWare, “We appreciate the patience of the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game’s release. When we launch this groundbreaking MMO with world class storytelling this holiday season, we hope you will agree that it was worth the wait.”