There's news in the
Star Wars Galaxies Forums
(thanks Jody and Star Wars Galaxies
from LucasArts producer Haden Blackman that beta three of the upcoming Star Wars
MMORPG has been pushed back, and that the release of the game will no longer be
on April 15. Here's the portion of the update described as the "'official'
"Star Wars Galaxies is now entering the final phase
of development, and everyone at LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment is
pleased with the game's progress since the beta test program was initiated.
We've received a good deal of constructive feedback and many positive
suggestions that, if executed, will genuinely enhance gameplay for the hundreds
of thousands of players who comprise the community.
To deliver the best possible massively multiplayer experience and ensure
stability and breadth of content, LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment will
delay the game's April 15 launch. This will enable us to invest more time into
the beta program, and to solicit additional feedback from the tremendous fan
base Star Wars Galaxies has already developed.
"In addition, we will not open phase three of the beta program until we
feel the game is ready for a wider audience, which we anticipate will be within
the next few weeks. A new release date for Star Wars Galaxies will be announced
shortly after the beginning of beta three.
"We are sincerely grateful to the Star Wars Galaxies community for their
tremendous support. We respectfully ask for their continued understanding and
patience during these final few months leading up to the launch of what we
believe will be one of the best MMOs to date."