Star Wars: The Old Republic Confirmed Spring 2011 Release
Star Wars: The Old Republic creator, Bioware announced that the MMORPG will be released sometime in the Spring of 2011. Initially brought up in an EA press conference, BioWare’s Sean Dahlberg posted on the message forums:
While we have not announced a specific date, we can confirm that we are targeting a spring 2011 release for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. We’ve got a lot of exciting updates and reveals planned throughout 2010, including the first-ever hands-on testing for the game. It’s not too late to sign up to be a game tester, so go to www.swtor.com/tester and sign up today. We can’t wait to share more about the game with you as we progress through the year, so make sure you stay tuned to the official website for details.
Eager players crashed the website for The Old Republic during closed beta signups in September 2009.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is an upcoming MMO which takes place thousands of years before the (original) movies and approximately 300 years after Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic; in a time where the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Players can choose to be Jedi, Sith, or other classes such as Bounty Hunter and Trooper, or Smuggler (Han Solo style!), and align with the Light Side or Dark Side of the Force.