BioWare's ambitious Star Wars massively multiplayer online role-playing game is still officially on the books for a 2011 release, pencilled in for a release in the second half of the year - though publisher EA is hesitant to pin it down more specifically.
The company did note today during an investor call that there's an "outside possibility" the PC game won't hit this year, with Star Wars: The Old Republic possibly hitting as late as January 2012.
"While we fully anticipate launching Star Wars: The Old Republic in Q2 or Q3, the low end of our guidance range assumes the outside possibility of a January launch," EA Games president Frank Gibeau said.
EA opted not to nail down The Old Republic's release date today for two reasons, executives said, one being that "we don't want to tip off the competition." The other? "We want more data from the beta test to guarantee a spectacular experience at launch," Gibeau said.