Star Wars: The Old Republic may slip to 2012

EA candidly admits another delay could be on the cards

EA has admitted that Star Wars: The Old Republic could suffer yet another delay that may push it beyond the 2011 release previously promised.

The game has been omitted from the firm's release schedule, and while it says it "fully anticipates" launching the game later this calendar year, it admits there's an "outside possibility of a January launch".


Speaking more on the matter, EA Games Label boss man Frank Gibeau said: "We're holding the date for two reasons - first, we don't want to tip off the competition; second, we want more data from the beta test to guarantee a spectacular experience at launch."

The publisher previously suggested the online game would release in Spring 2011. That was changed to 'calendar 2011' in February, shortly after unconfirmed reports claimed the game was being lined up for September.