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Star Wars Galaxies Date & Subscriptions

A press release on The Star Wars Galaxies Website (thanks Jody Overstreet and SWG Warcry) has a release date for the Star Wars MMORPG as well as a description of the game's subscription plans. Here's a bit:

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, the highly anticipated initial installment of the first Star Wars massively multiplayer online (MMO) game series, will release June 26, 2003. The Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided online fan community now exceeds more than 500,000 registered members.

At launch Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided will offer four subscription plan options: Month-to-month - $14.99; three months - $14.00 per month; six months - $13.00 per month; and 12 months - $12.00 per month. By subscribing to any of the latter three plans, players can expect savings of up to 20 percent over the month-to-month rate. Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided has a suggested retail price of $49.95, and includes a 30-day subscription to the game. A special collector's edition, which includes a book of game-related art, in-game wearables, pewter figurine, lapel pin and patch, and a signed manual, will be available for a suggested retail price of $79.95.

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137. Give em a break.... Jun 19, 2003, 10:47 Serby
 
I would personally like to say good job to the developers working 16 hour days to get this damn game done. Sony exec's on the other hand can lick a fat one!

I dont know what some people expected from this game. Did everyone think they would be in a white robe and running around with a light saber? I certainly didn't.

I love it when people say this... what other MMO features "player housing" on release and has done so well? How about the bazaar? Dynamic spawning? The 1000's of crafting items that can be made and the proffessions they tried to balance and tweak in order to make them.

I really cant wait to play it...even with some bugs. btw, order it online cause Bestbuy is charging $59.99 for it!

-Danny

 
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