Eight year old MMO Star Wars Galaxies has been shut down forever by developer Sony Online Entertainment.
Soon-to-be-euthanased MMO Star Wars Galaxies isn't going down quietly, judging by Sony Online's plans for its final weeks.
Long-running MMO Star Wars Galaxies goes dark on 15th December, publisher Sony Online Entertainment has announced.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that players have created over three million quests for its Star Wars Galaxies MMO in just over a month. The quests were made using the new Chronicle Master system for content creation.
LucasArts is to close 12 of the 25 Star Wars Galaxies servers.
Sony Online Entertainment boss John Smedley has told Massively that there are no plans to bring the Station Cash item sales just introduced to EverQuest and EverQuest II to SOE's other current games.
Even those MMOs that don't have a new expansion pack this winter have saved up their tastiest updates for the run-up to Christmas, and Star Wars Galaxies is no exception.
LucasArts executive Tom Nichols has confirmed there will be continuing support for Star Wars Galaxies - even though new MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is on the way.
LucasArts producer Tom Nichols has confirmed that George Lucas is "very excited" about Star Wars: The Old Republic. However, it doesn't sound like the famous director is a huge fan of the MMO genre - he hasn't even played World of Warcraft.
Christopher Field, producer of Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies MMO, has confirmed that vehicle combat is coming to the five-year-old game.
Sony Online Entertainment is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its controversial MMO, Star Wars Galaxies, with the release of a new online trading card game.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced the date and location for the sixth of its annual Fan Faire conventions.
Fan Faire 2008 will take place at the Las Vegas Hilton over four days, from August 14th to 17th.
Tickets go on sale later this spring, but the hotel can be booked now at a discount rate. Check the official announcement for details.
It's a busy time on the test servers at NCsoft and Sony Online Entertainment. Patches for the former's City of Heroes and Tabula Rasa and the latter's Pirates of the Burning Sea and Star Wars Galaxies are imminent (or in the case of SWG, just out).
Pirates developer Flying Lab has announced that the swashbuckling MMO's next patch, 1.3, will go live on the test server on April 8th. The patch will include a user interface overhaul, a duelling mode, revamped player-vs-player rewards, some new environments for on-foot combat missions, more group-focused seafaring missions, and the long-awaited, much-delayed completion of the French colonial capital, Pointe-a-Pitre.
Watch out for Eurogamer's equally long-awaited, much-delayed review of Pirates of the Burning Sea on the MMO channel later this week.
As resentment towards the "New Game Enhancements" in Star Wars Galaxies continues to grow, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has invited the community to highlight the issues which urgently need addressing.
It should have been a blockbuster.
The ingredients were all there. Take the publisher that bought you Everquest, give it the Star Wars licence to play with, and make an MMORPG set in the timeline between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back.
All of you Star Wars fans reading this should be playing it already.
Sony Online Entertainment seems a bit hot and cold about Star Wars Galaxies these days. Red and blue you might say. DARK and LIGHT. HAHAHA. On the one hand, SOE and LucasArts are now offering gamers the chance to download a ten-day trial version of the Star Wars-themed MMORPG to get a feel for it. On the other, they're offering refunds to people who've bought new expansion Trials of Obi-Wan.
LucasArts producer Julio Torres has announced a massive and major revamp to its MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies - just two days after the official release of its third expansion, Trials of Obi-Wan.
LucasArts has lined up yet another expansion pack for the one million-selling MMO Star Wars Galaxies, with Trials of Obi Wan pencilled in for a November 1st launch on PC.
Due for release on the same day as the Revenge of the Sith DVD and Star Wars Battlefront II, Trials of Obi Wan will allow players to "embark upon missions delivered directly from the spirit of the revered Jedi Master himself," says LucasArts.
Featuring more than 50 missions "from rescue missions to the exploration of a crashed Republic cruiser" Obi Wan will guide players on adventures that "span the planet Mustafar" - with some apparently that may tempt dark side devotees over to a "more virtuous path".