BioWare wants to calm down fans who are fretting over comments made by Electronic Arts CFO Eric Brown during a recent investor call that suggested we won't be seeing the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG until next year. The plan is still for a late 2011 release, studio community manager Stephen Reid wrote in a website update, noting that the game is in "active and extensive testing."
Reid allows for the possibility that a delay could occur, which he says is the reason Brown offered a different outlook, but he encourages fans to remain optimistic. "A possibility doesn't mean a certainty," he wrote.
"Despite what doom-sayers may try and tell you, we are still very much aiming to ship in the holiday 2011 window (AKA, before the end of the year)," he continued. "We're pushing out a major new build, we're getting in our external testers to look at it soon, and then we'll re-start our Game Testing Weekends."
So don't go crazy and embrace the Dark Side just yet. After all, we're talking about the developer of Knights of the Old Republic here. The Force is strong with this one.