This just in: We finally have a Star Wars: The Old Republic release date. Bioware's first MMO will launch five days before Christmas, and what a lovely present that will be.
Not many people have gotten into the betas, and those of us who have are under strict NDA, so I can't talk much about the game itself. I can tell you I am impressed by my experiences with it recently, more so than I thought I would be considering how lackluster the demos have been throughout the last two years. TOR promises to give a strong online gaming experience wrapped in an established IP coating, so it naturally will be a hit with fans of the Star Wars universe. Whether the game will persist past its first six months, that I cannot predict.
If you haven't yet preordered your copy, now is the time to do so. Star Wars: The Old Republic launches December 20th, just in time to redeem the Star Wars franchise from its unfortunate holiday connection.