Star Wars: The Old Republic release date announced

Written by Paul Goodhead

September 26, 2011 // 1 p.m.

Tags: #bioware #jedi #mmo #star-wars #star-wars-mmo #star-wars-the-old-republ #star-wars-the-old-republic #swtor #the-old-republic

BioWare and LucasArts have finally confirmed the release date of the long anticipated Star Wars MMO, The Old Republic, as 22 December in Europe and 20 December in the US.

The announcement was made at the Eurogamer Expo in London over the weekend, and brings to an end the speculation surrounding whether or not BioWare would hit its target of getting the game released in 2011 or not.

This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated their lives to building this extraordinary game,’ said Bioware co-founder Ray Muzyka. ‘We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game's release.

Those eagerly waiting to get stuck into the game will be happy to know that BioWare also confirmed details of the game's pricing structure. Players can expect to pay €12.99 for a single month, €35.97 for three months or €65.94 for a full half-year subscription, which translates into roughly £11, £31 and £57 respectively.

BioWare also took the time to announce that those who pre-order the game will get early access to the world, although the developer remained tight lipped about just how early.

Are you looking forward to The Old Republic? Does that pricing model seem a little steep, or those he prices you would expect to pay? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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