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Retail dates SWTOR for September

Online UK retailer ShopTo has given upcoming EA MMO title Star Wars: The Old Republic a September 9th release date in the UK according to a recent update. Back in january MCV learnt that EA executives were at the time anticipating a September release for the long-awaited game – much …

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Old Republic ‘a WoW clone’

Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz has issued a damning verdict of EA and BioWare’s upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. Claiming that he was "largely unimpressed" by what he described as a "game that’s highly derivative of World of Warcraft" which sports visuals that are "competent but hardly …

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VIDEO: The Old Republic’s stunning intro

The opening cinematic for EA and BioWare’s upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic has appeared online, and you can watch the entire video below. We’re still none the wiser as to when the long awaited MMO will finally be released. Earlier in the year MCV discovered that EA execs were …

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EA pumping $80m in SWTOR?

The total amount of money EA has so far ploughed into BioWare’s still delayed Star Wars: The Old Republic could be near to $100m, according to estimates from a leading US analyst. As part of EA’s deal with rights holder LucasArts, as well as paying a loyalty EA has to …

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SWTOR to miss Q2 release

Publisher EA has said close to 1.5m people have signed up to become potential beta testers for BioWare’s upcoming MMO title Star Wars: The Old Republic. "It’s a great indicator in the interest level in the franchise," CFO Eric Brown said at the Lazard Capital Markets Technology & Media Day …

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EA confirms Old Republic delay

Publisher EA has confirmed that BioWare-developed MMO Star Wars: Old Republic will not now release this spring and will instead ship some time in the next fiscal year. This means it could potentially arrive as late as March 2012, though MCV understands that September 2011 remains EA’s target launch date. …

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Old Republic rumoured for September

Long-awaited MMO Star Wars: Old Republic will be released worldwide this September, development sources have told MCV. The date is later than many had predicted, with EA CEO John Riccitiello himself suggesting a year ago that a spring 2011 release was likely. The game has been in development for over …

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Bumper year for BioWare

2011 will be a landmark 12 months for developer BioWare as it prepares three big titles for the year. The EA-owned developer announced Mass Effect 3 at Spike Video Game Awards last weekend, and revealed it will arrive in time for Christmas. It will follow hot on the heels of …

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EA assumes greater Old Republic control

Publisher EA has announced that it has updated the terms of its global publishing agreement with LucasArts that will see it assume extra responsibilities toward the title. The company will now handle additional publishing, marketing and distribution responsibilities that LucasArts was previously handling. It claims the move has been made …

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LGC 2010: Old Republic will never be profitable

Speaking to the audience at last night London Games Conference, Bigpoint CEO Heiko Hubertz has warned that upcoming high-profile MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic will never produce a profit for either publisher EA or developer BioWare. If you look at Star Wars from EA and BioWare, they estimated a …

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