BioWare Gears Up For Star Wars: The Old Republic Launch

Electronic Art's Austin-based, BioWare studio is gearing up for the launch of its title Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA said this morning. EA said that the title will hit stores on December 20th in North America, and December 13th in Europe. The massively multiplayer, online game--based on Star Wars--is set "thousands of years" to the time of the original Star Wars films. The game has been in beta since November 25th, with EA reporting over 725,000 unique gamers participating in the beta of the MMO. Bioware's Austin location is dedicated to developing Star Wars: The Old Republic.