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Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: LucasArts
Developer: Sony Online Entertainment

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'Star Wars Galaxies' Shutting Down End Of The Year

by Rainier on June 24, 2011 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT

Star Wars Galaxies immerses players in the rich Star Wars universe featuring dynamic adventures across multiple planets in the classic Star Wars time frame and offering a unique combination of combat, exploration, social interaction, specialized missions, and daring quests.

The Star Wars Galaxies service will come to an end on December 15th, 2011. Galaxies has been a part of all our lives for so many years that it's really going to be hard to see it end. It has meant different things to each of us. For some it's about combat. For others it's about socializing, or crafting, or collecting, or decorating, or fishing, or adventuring, or more. For all of us, though, Galaxies is about sharing experiences with our friends. May of this year was my 7th year working on this game. As a developer, Galaxies has been an opportunity for me to learn how to create a virtual universe and to interact with a community that is very passionate about the product I work on. When you look back at all the updates over the years, it's very impressive how much we managed to get done. In the end, it is our fans that made all the hard work and effort worth it.

SOE reassures that game development is continuing. With that in mind, SOE shares the current progress of the game with you and give you some insight into what's in the works.

Galactic Civil War 2 - Space

Yes, we are going to finish the GCW 2- Space update. As we mentioned previously, this update will have large scale GCW space battles, the ACE pilot system, and three new player ships. In addition, we are going through several of the existing ships and fixing some collision issues to make ship combat more balanced.

World Ending Event

We aren't giving out a lot of details on this yet. As we all know, the Galactic Civil War is the forefront of our game. The war will be going strong right up until the end. Which side will win and what will be the result? Stay with us to find out and help decide the outcome.

Star Wars Galaxies is one of the longest-running and most popular online experiences, bringing gamers of all ages and skill levels together in the ultimate Star Wars journey. Begin aboard the Millennium Falcon helping Han Solo and Chewbacca fend off the notorious Darth Vader. Along the way, join with Star Wars characters on missions that span the galaxy. Ally with the Rebels to fight against the Galactic Empire, or join forces with the dark side and crush the Rebel scum. Heroic adventurers can seek their fortune in space or on the ground as a bounty hunter, smuggler, Jedi or a host of other unique Star Wars professions.

Feature Set:

  • Multi-stage battle with exciting objective based-missions for both Imperial and Alliance players.
  • Exciting vehicular combat featuring iconic Star Wars vehicles including snowspeeders and AT-STs.
  • Massive gameplay area with endless replayability.
  • Appearances by major characters of the battle including Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and R2-D2.

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