The Old Republic release date confirmed

BioWare's Star Wars MMO aiming for Spring 2011

LucasArts has confirmed yesterday's speculation that Star Wars MMO, The Old Republic is aiming for release in Spring 2011.

A company spokesperson posted on the game's official forum: "While we have not announced a specific date, we can confirm that we are targeting a spring 2011 release for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

"We've got a lot of exciting updates and reveals planned throughout 2010, including the first-ever hands-on testing for the game. It's not too late to sign up to be a game tester, so go to and sign up today."

Yesterday EA boss John Riccitiello said the company would be launching a "major MMO" next year, but didn't mention Star Wars by name.