Star Wars Galaxies: Galactic Civil War to end on Dec 14

No amount of force or plucky rebel spirit will stop Star Wars Galaxies from ending, but at least Sony Online Entertainment is planning to give players some degree of closure. This week, the company posted details on how it will shutter the eight-year MMO, beginning with a final tally this December.

As documented on SOE's site, The Galactic Civil War will come to an end on Wednesday, December 14, at 9pm PST, after which scores will be tallied and the winners and losers will be notified. Scheduled restarts will commence the next morning, on Thursday, December 15, followed by a complete server shut down that night at 9pm PST.

Despite the official score-keeping coming to a close on December 14, SOE insists everyone is invited to spend one last day enjoying the game, even if it is to gloat over the losers or grief the winners.

Star Wars Galaxies' demise was officially announced this June. Online protests broke out days later, but to no avail. A popular theory for the shut-down (besides having run its course for a respectable number of years) is that SOE decided to bow out gracefully in anticipation of EA and BioWare's release of Star Wars: The Old Republic this December. Whatever the reasons, we bid adieu to one Galaxy and hope its orphans find a new home in the Old Republic. Assuming they'll want to, of course.




  • ObliqueZombie - December 2, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    Still sad to see this go out, but it's so neat to hear that they are going out with a bang and tribute to their fans. I mean, look at Halo 2's servers. Just one unplugged chord, and everything went dark. Except for around seven faithful fans, but, you know.
  • db1331 - December 2, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    I'm amazed that people are still playing this.
  • yonderTheGreat - December 2, 2011 1 p.m.

    NGE. Need I say more?
  • jmcgrotty - December 3, 2011 1:50 a.m.

    Actually, yes. ??
  • RedHarlow - December 2, 2011 12:52 p.m.

    The screenshot represents all that is heresy about SWG. Back when I played SWG I saw ONE jedi the entire time I played, and it was freakin awesome because there was two bounty hunters chasing after him. Now the Jedi are like a swarm of flies.
  • jmcgrotty - December 3, 2011 1:53 a.m.

    Doesn't it make sense that there would be more Jedi 8 years after a game came out than at any earlier time in the games history?

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