EA admits Star Wars: Old Republic could delay to 2012

Release date unlikely to be confirmed until October.

Star Wars: The Old Republic may be delayed until 2012, according to EA CFO Eric Brown.
Brown explained the company is unlikely to announce a release date for the MMO until the end of October, and their initial aim of releasing the game for the end of the year could slip into the next year, MCV reports.
"In terms of timing we haven't given a street date yet. We won't do so for some time, possibly at our next upcoming earnings call towards the end of October.
"We did hold out a slight possibility that it could slip to our March quarter. And the factors that would cause a slip is, for example, us not being completely satisfied with the scalability testing, and wanting to tune it for several extra weeks."
In response to this, BioWare's Stephen Reid has stated on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic forum there has been no official decision to delay the game:
"Investor calls and conferences are for investors. They are not meant for the general public.
"It's important to also note the word 'possibly' was used in Eric's statement above. Just as he didn't promise that you would get a release date announcement in September, he isn't promising a release date before the next earnings call. It could happen, but it's not a promise.
"There is absolutely no change to our previous messaging with this statement. We are in active and extensive testing for The Old Republic. We're aiming to release the game in the holiday 2011 window (or, before the end of the year, to speak in non-American for a minute).
"However, as with any large and complex game project, there's always the possibility of slippage. Always. That is why we have always said we're aiming for that window, because it's possible that unforeseen issues may push the date. Eric Brown is doing what he's paid to do - letting investors know that the possibility exists. A possibility doesn't mean a certainty."

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