Star Wars: The Old Republic, the new massively multiplayer online role playing game coming from Electronic Arts and BioWare is still scheduled for a late 2011 release, according to EA. On Electronic Art's earnings phone call, Frank Gibeau, President of EA said, "the subscription-based MMO is captivating critics and fans in the beta test," and "that the company currently has over one million double-opt-in beta testers for the game."
When asked about the one thing that is on everyone's mind, an actual release date for the fully-voiced MMORPG, Gibeau refused to announce the date for two reasons: "We don't want to tip off the competition," and "We want more data from the beta test." He said that beta tests for MMOs generally run for six-months and that SW:TOR was on schedule.
That said, EA fully expects to launch Star Wars: The Old Republic in 2011 which should please those of you who got the unfortunate Mass Effect 3 delay news earlier today. However, covering all their bases EA also said, "While we fully anticipate launching Star Wars: The Old Republic in Q2 or Q3, the low end of our guidance range assumes the outside possibility of a January launch." Meaning while we should definitely hope to see SWTOR this year, EA is financially ready if it hits in January instead.
Are you still jazzed for SWTOR? If you're still on the fence, be sure to check back tomorrow morning for our latest Star Wars: The Old Republic preview.