TOR release date for The Old Republic?

Discussion in 'Games' started by SaeseeJim, Mar 23, 2011.

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  1. SaeseeJim Jedi Master

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    Has there been a release date announced yet? I just saw some trailers and looking at the pictures of the all the planets, and I can't freaking wait for it to come out.
  2. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    There is not a definite release date yet, the most information we have is either Q3 or Q4 release date. I imagine they might hold off till mid to late summer or the winter release to boost up sale stats.
  3. SaeseeJim Jedi Master

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    I see, thanks. Definitely looking forward to it, I loved the KOTOR's and I'm sure I'll love this game too. I love games where you can explore. I wish it was coming out on the game stations too.
  4. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    No later than November. I highly doubt they'll even wait until November too. I'm guessing the August-early October period.
  5. Kius Jedi Knight

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    According to http://www.torbb.com/swtor-news/9706-swtor-well-over-9000-a.html

    The game will not be released before July. November seems like a very viable release date, as it's close to the holidays. Not to mention, while closed game testing has been underway for over a year, open beta hasn't begun yet; that is a 2 month process (in most cases) alone.
  6. Salty Force Ghost

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    I expect a release date announcement at E3 followed by open beta testing in August or September.
  7. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    from the Fan Fridays story on TF.N this weekend, SWTOR will be at the following events thru the end of the year:

    - Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, CA: June 7-9, 2011
    - San Diego Comic Con: July 21-24, 2011
    - Gamescom in Cologne, Germany: August 12-17, 2011
    - Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle Washington: August 26-28, 2011
    - Eurogamer Expo in London, England: September 22-25, 2011
    - New York Comic Con in New York, NY: October 13-16, 2011
    - Paris Games Week in Paris, France: October 2011
    - Dreamhack in Jönköping, Sweden: November 17-24, 2011

    Well damn. That makes the release date no sooner than Nov 25 then, although I guess I could see them releasing the game during the Sweden event, but not likely.

    IMHO, it would need to come out before Dec 1st in order to maximize Holiday 2011 sales. If it's not out by then, don't expect the release date to be this year. :(
  8. Salty Force Ghost

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    I expect the game to launch before Dreamhack. I can't see a Bioware hosted LAN party in TOR happening until after the game is launched.

    If the game hasn't launched by then, it will tell me PVP is in a situation where it needs to be tested heavily. If that's the case it's pretty safe to say the game won't be released until Spring 2012.
  9. Ki-Adi-Mundi_33 Jedi Grand Master

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    They said they were aiming for Q2.
  10. BasharGelion Jedi Padawan

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    From what I've played of the game, it's really close to done. Sure there are some bugs and some parts that need to get ironed out, but the dev team is really itching to release it. Remember, there are more forces at work with its launch than just the readiness of the game. Check out what Mos Eisley Radio has to say on the subject of release here.
  11. -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host

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    I think the TOR website will post something from E3 on June 6th. I bet it's a trailer with a release date.
  12. Ki-Adi-Mundi_33 Jedi Grand Master

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    I wish I had your optimism (as far as TOR goes).
  13. -polymath- SFF:F/TV Trivia Host

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    I should be a pessimist but I really am hopeful that a release date hits this year with E3. I'm probably going to be disappointed.
  14. Teegirloo Force Ghost

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    I just hope I can get a better computer before its released.
  15. Darth_FattyAss Jedi Master

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    Although they haven't come out and stated a release date, every interview (about 4 or so)I've seen from E3 with Daniel Erickson (Lead Writer) he has said they are on track for a 2011 release....I'm thinking they are working hard, and are probably under a lot of pressure to get this on the shelves for Christmas....so I'm thinking mid to late November. this is not to say that it can't be delayed but I think all things being equal they want to get out the door before the close of the year.
  16. Ferus-Olin Jedi Knight

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    I'd look for a Q4 2011 release. All signs show Blizzard loading up one of either Diablo III or Star Craft 2: Heart of the Swarm for early 2012. This game's going to sell great but it makes no sense business wise to complete with either of those.
  17. DarkEagle Jedi Grand Master

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    I kinda doubt that Bioware will release this in close proximity to Mass Effect 3, which makes sense if they're aiming for a Nov 2011, since ME3 is now in March; I would expect mid-January at the latest then a window gap until after ME3
  18. Darth_FattyAss Jedi Master

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    ^...I agree completely....by releasing in November it gives them about 5-6 months to begin to establish a user base prior to the launch of ME3 as well mitigate any concerns that they are cannibalizing their own sales. My concern is that if we slip past November without a release I think it becomes more likely that we don't see this until May or June of 2012 for the same reason.
  19. BasharGelion Jedi Padawan

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    During one of Darth Hater's interviews at E3, one peripheral developer accidentally let slip when they hope to release THEIR products, which might give us some hints as to when to expect the game.

    I've been speculating on a co-release with either The Saga on blu-ray (Sept 16th), but I think more likely now would be a co-release with Clone Wars season 3 dvd/blu-ray (Oct 25th).
  20. judis9198 Jedi Knight

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    Whenever it is, I hope it's soon.
  21. Darth_FattyAss Jedi Master

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    A couple buddies of mine are in the Beta and they are kicking around dates in October. They have no reason to substaniate the date but they all seem to say that game has the feel of a completed project. The bugs they are running into are VO not kicking in for an NPC or a companion falling through the world. These problems are happening infrequently and ones that I would expect to happen in a completed game. Right now it seems that they are testing alot of the Flashpoints...They are being asked to run flashpoints like "black Talon" mulitple times. After talking with them I am more confident than ever that we will see this game before year end.
  22. Kius Jedi Knight

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    I would definitely count on the end of the year- like November.

    Now, we have a few inside sources, and sources point to the game being "mostly complete."

    That said, some major issues noted were some of the later planets not playing correctly due to bugs- graphics, mechanics, etc. Hoth, for example, is littered with class-quest bugs. Balmorra is literally incomplete, with giant gaps in the terrain and NPC vendors just clumped together, with no dialog.

    But, this is just the Beta- closed beta at that. One should not expect a complete and polished game at this stage. I would think it's reasonable to assume in 4 months, we will have our TOR. And it will be delicious.
  23. CoolUsernameHere Jedi Knight

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    Aren't they doing the beta right now? That's a good sign.
    I'd like for it to come out this year. I've been hearing about this game for way too long, and I'm getting anxious.
  24. Grand Admiral Strife RSA Emeritus

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    I fully expect the release date to be announced Thursday at SDCC. Looks like preorder info has started leaking, and that preorders will start being taken for the very awesome Collector's Edition Thursday or Friday of THIS WEEK.
  25. darksideyesplease Force Ghost

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    The preorder info was the big announcement for SDCC. Not the actual release date. That will follow in the coming weeks though. If you follow the developer tracker, they've said REPEATEDLY, that pre order info will come first, then release date would be sometime after that, but soon. My guess is, this pre order stuff wasn't supposed to leak before the convention. I'd be shocked if we got a set in stone date.
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