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Posted: May 12th 2010 12:21PM (Unverified) said

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It hasn't been delayed, it's never had a set release date, unless you count rampant speculation on sites such as these as a set release date.
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Posted: May 11th 2010 8:13PM (Unverified) said

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This is really doesn't make any sense because the fiscal year 2010 would end March 31, 2010 and fiscal year 2011 would start April 1, 2011. So if the game isn't going to be released until AFTER fiscal year 2011, then the game won't be released until after April 1, 2012.

Posted: May 11th 2010 8:14PM Keen and Graev said

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Electronic Arts the fiscal year runs April 1 through March 31.

This means the game won't release until after March 31 2012, NOT 2011 like this article states. You can look for the game in 2012, not 2011.

Posted: Aug 18th 2010 11:36AM EMHologram said

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No, if you look at EA's fiscal year report, it says that their fiscal year for 2010 ended March 31 of this year. Naturally, you would then be able to conclude that their fiscal year for 2011 ends March 31 of NEXT year.

Regarding the story as a whole, I don't see what the big deal is. We were already told that TOR wouldn't be shipping until after March of 2011, making this announcement nothing new.
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Posted: May 12th 2010 1:38AM Samael said

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I believe fiscal year 2011 starts on April 2010 and ends march 31st 2011
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Posted: May 12th 2010 11:10AM LaughingTarget said

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Right, Samael. We are currently in FY11. It just means it won't launch before March 2011.
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Posted: May 11th 2010 8:23PM (Unverified) said

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They started the hype train waaaaaay to early for this game...

Posted: May 11th 2010 8:27PM CCon99 said

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No surprise there, I always imagined SWTOR wouldn't be done anytime earlier then early 2012. And that's a good thing, a high quality MMO should take longer than 5 years to develop.

We've seen what happens to those "MMO's" that pretend you can do it in under 2 years, they plan to spend the next 3 years trying to fix the game on their loyal fan's dime. All while scaring off 80% of the people who might have been interested at one time in your game, that found it was crap at launch and won't ever give it a second chance no matter how many "winback weekends" they have.

Posted: May 11th 2010 8:45PM NeoWolfen said

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Well we will see Beta before that so its not a total loss, plus thier weekly updates are FAR above average quality compared to most in development MMO's.

It will be tough for them to maintain the level of hype they currently have until next March or later though.

For sure.

Posted: May 11th 2010 8:59PM Tizmah said

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I dunno, TOR already looks somewhat dated.

2012? Yikes.

Maybe it's just the art style.

Posted: May 11th 2010 9:56PM (Unverified) said

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If its not scheduled for Fiscal '11, then either its coming out before April 1, 2011 or after March 31, 2012.

Posted: May 11th 2010 11:05PM (Unverified) said

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fiscal year 2011 for them probably starts April 1 2010, and ends march 31st, 2011. it doesnt necessarily make linear sense, but its all for accounting reasons. the company i work for is finishing up fiscal year 2010 right now and in june starts fiscal 2011. its like car companies coming out with 2011 models in april. so it will likely be out sometime summer/fall 2011.

Posted: May 11th 2010 11:06PM Zantom said

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"EA is incurring significant development costs for a major new massively multiplayer online game,"

Followed up with it won't be 2011... which to me indicates it will be 2010, not 2012.. but who knows.

Posted: May 11th 2010 11:46PM Wraibot said

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So um... why did they announce it so soon? This is almost as bad as Gran Turismo 5... Ok, so I lied, because it's not even close yet. GT5 was announced at E3 2006... and it's almost E3 2010, and guess what... no GT5 yet... *sigh* Supposedly this year, but then again, it was supposedly last year, and the year before that... Yoda would say... "Urban Legend, Gran Turismo 5 is... hmmm... yes."

Posted: May 12th 2010 1:12AM Daelda said

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To quote Sean Dahlberg on January 12, 2010:

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 www.swtor.com/tester and sign up today. We can’t wait to share more about the game with you as we progress through the year, so make sure you stay tuned to the official website for details.

And again on Febuary 19, 2010:
Nothing has changed since we last posted about this (first post in this thread) last month. 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™.
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SPRING 2011 - Spring traditionally starts April 20 - 21st. which falls after EA's Fiscal Year 2011 which ends March 31, 2011. Thus, this is not actually a delay. Now Summer starts June 21st - so, for the Spring release to be accurate, the release must occur between April 20th and June 20th - a two month window which allows for minor delays/adjustments as they work on refining the game.

Posted: May 12th 2010 3:54AM Rayko said

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I have 2 thoughts

First: I don't understand how people are saying this game is being over hyped. One story a week, maybe ? I don't see this game getting a lot more attention then most new MMO's that people are waiting for.

Second: If you are sick of the hype and hearing about The Old Republic then stop reading the articles about it and "Move along." .

Posted: May 12th 2010 3:56AM Misterlee said

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I know, lets talk about it constantly... sorry continue to talk about it constantly, on an almost daily basis for that whole year, building up the expectation in everyones mind thus ensuring that when it does finally launch it can only fail to live up to those expectations. Awesome!!!

Posted: May 12th 2010 4:40AM (Unverified) said

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As far as I know the fiscal year for 2011 actually ends in March 2011...Fiscal year 2012 starts in April 2011...

So we'll probably still see the game in the physical year of 2011...just towards the end... probably 2nd quarter of the fiscal year 2012 which is actually the last quarter of the physical year 2011 :D

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Posted: May 12th 2010 4:57AM (Unverified) said

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My thoughts exactly.

Posted: May 12th 2010 5:22AM Renko said

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Hype doesn't damage MMOs, bad game design and not delivering on what you promised is what damages MMOs, blaming hype just gives people an easy out.

Warhammer Online and Age of Conan, two very hyped games, was it the hype to blame? No!

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