I have some great SWTOR release date news for you. SWTOR will be definitely coming out between April 2011 and December 2011. The more important news, we can expect public beta tests during the next few months.
EA is incurring significant development costs for the Star Wars MMO, which is expected to ship in calendar 2011 but after the close of fiscal ’11.
In the quarterly earnings call, EA also stated:
“We are expecting to ship Star Wars: The Old Republic in fiscal ’12.” We feel very good about the title. We’re currently testing it with a large-scale consumer testing but not sort of the beta scale level in the coming months.
Note: The fiscal year ’12 is April 2011 – April 2012. The fiscal year ’11 is going to end on April 1st.
So, theoretically, SWTOR could also ship in 2012, but EA also revealed that the game is currently in large-scale testing, so I am very positive that we will see a mid-2012 release.