Sony Online Entertainment und LucasArts haben bekannt gegeben
, dass das Online-Rollenspiel Star Wars: Galaxies am 15. Dezember komplett eingestellt wird - sowohl das MMO als auch das Trading Card Game. Neben der obligatorischen Danksagung an die Spielerschaft fügten die Entwickler noch hinzu, dass der Zeitpunkt "passend" wäre, um das Spiel zu beenden - u.a. auch weil die Lizenz im nächsten Jahr ohnehin auslaufen würde
. Etwaige SWG-Abonnements sollen in Abos für andere Titel umgewandelt werden.IMPORTANT DATES
June 24, 2011
-12, 6 and 3-month subscription packs turned off
-TCG store closes
Sept. 15, 2011
-SWG MMO and Trading Card Game no longer available for sale or subscription
-No new or reactivated accounts accepted after this date
Oct. 15, 2011
-Billing turned off
-Free game trials begin
Dec. 15, 2011
-Star Wars Galaxies service ends
Dec. 31, 2011
-Free game trials endDiscontinuation of Services:
As of September 15, 2011, the SWG MMO and Trading Card Game will no longer be available for sale or subscription at both retail and all online digital retailers. All billing for active subscribers with accounts in good standing, except for Station Access subscribers, will end on October 15, 2011.
If you are an active subscriber in good standing as of September 15, 2011, then you can play for free for the final months. Players wishing to play through the end of the game and participate in the galaxy-ending event planned for the last week of live service in December will need to re-activate or join the game on or before September 15th. No new or reactivated accounts will be accepted after September 15, 2011.
As of today, June 24, 2011, we are discontinuing the 12, 6, and 3-month subscription plans, meaning these subscription options will no longer be offered for newly created SWG accounts. SWG subscribers who have prepaid six (6) or twelve (12)-month game time plans that extend their subscription period past October 15, 2011 will receive a pro-rated refund for any such pre-paid excess subscription payments*. Such refunds are expected to be issued within 90-days after the game ends.
In addition, we will be discontinuing the sale of all Star War Galaxies™ Trading Card Game (TCG) digital card packs as of today, June 24, 2011. Loot cards will not be redeemable in the SWG MMO after September 15, 2011. The TCG will continue to operate until the final service closure on December 15, 2011.
Galaxy-Ending Event - Be Part of this Historic Event
During the last week that SWG is available, we're inviting the community to participate in a galaxy-ending event. We're going to end with a bang and we want the final chapter of the galaxy to be written in part by the dedicated and passionate SWG community. Details will be announced at a later date.