However, delay is a “possibility”.
BioWare have again stated that they’re planning on a 2011 release for the much anticipated release of MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Stephen Reid, the developer’s online community manager, has reached out to fans in a post on the game’s official forum:
“We are in active and extensive testing for The Old Republic. We’re aiming to release the game in the holiday 2011 window,” the post reads.
“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.”
The Eric Brown reference comes in response to a 2012 financial summary in which the CFO declared that a delay is a possibilty.
Reid’s post continues:
“Despite what doom-sayers may try and tell you, we are still very much aiming to ship in the holiday 2011 window. We’re pushing out a major new build, we’re getting in our external testers to look at it soon, and then we’ll re-start our Game Testing Weekends.
“Are there risks? Yeah, that goes with game development. Do we think we’re getting much, much closer? Yes we do. And when we feel confident about an exact date, you’ll get one. Rest assured.”
Source: BioWare: Star Wars: The Old Republic forum