A long, long time ago in a galaxy far away, Star Wars: The Old Republic... was announced. And yet here we are eons later (in impatient gamer time) with the wait growing ever more agonizing. The good news? There's a light at the end of the tunnel! The bad news? It's not until the middle of next year – at the absolute earliest.
At the Credit Suisse 2010 Technology Conference (via Gamasutra ), EA CFO Eric Brown pegged BioWare's new hope for Star Wars MMOs with its first release window. It'll be arriving sometime during EA's fiscal year 2012, which begins in April 2011. We know. We don't really get it either.
On the bright side, however, the beta's gearing up to take off . Sure, it'll probably be glitch-ridden – as many betas are – and you'll spend more time patching it than actually playing, but desperate times call for desparate measures, right?