image Old Republic  The force is with us December 20th
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s announcement from Blizzard that Diablo III is slipping into 2012, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk- co-founders of Bioware- announced the launch date of the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO during their keynote address at the Eurogamer Expo: December 20th, 2011 in North America and December 22nd in Europe.

Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Co-Founder, BioWare and General Manager of the MMO Business Unit of BioWare had this to add:

We appreciate the patience of the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game’s release. When we launch this groundbreaking MMO with world class storytelling this holiday season, we hope you will agree that it was worth the wait.

I feel a great disturbance in the Force, as if hundreds of Bioware Christmas vacations suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.