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LucasArts / SOE Austin
MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 06/23/03)  | Pub:Sony Online Entertainment
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Star Wars Galaxies News

Latest Headlines for Star Wars Galaxies

  • Last of the Retrospective Series Published

    The last in a series of articles by Raph Koster shedding a retrospective light on Star Wars Galaxies has been published. Titled "Did Star Wars Galaxies Fail?", Koster answers the question with "Well yes, of course. And also, no."

    Reported on Apr 27, 2015
  • Creating a Dynamic World

    Raph Koster has updated his blog with a look at the dynamic world of Star Wars Galaxies. The post gives a detailed look at the complexities of creating a world from a design perspective.

    Reported on Apr 21, 2015
  • Strolling Down Memory Lane with Raph Koster

    Raph Koster's site is being updated frequently as he is taking questions on design decisions made on Star Wars Galaxies. Today's question is "What were the thoughts on Jedi and why were such drastic changes made in patch 9 to the entire system?"

    Reported on Apr 17, 2015
  • 'Spiritual Successor' in a Modern Setting?

    Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley, one who dearly loves to tease his followers, has released a pair of images that, while not explicitly stated as so, are probably from the game that Smed called "the spiritual successor to SWG". The pics indicate that the as-yet unannounced game will take place in a modern setting. What do you think?

    Reported on Feb 02, 2014
  • Our Next Game is Dedicated to You

    During yesterday's AMA with SOE President John Smedley with specific regard to the recent game closures, Smed let loose that a new 'as yet unannounced' title is in the works and is dedicated to Star Wars Galaxies fans and former players.

    Reported on Jan 25, 2014
  • Story of the Week: Star Wars Comes and Goes

    The Story of the Week is all Star Wars, as The Old Republic opens its doors and Galaxies shuts its own. Read on for our brief thoughts and feel free to chime in with your own.

    Reported on Dec 17, 2011
  • Developers Bid Adieu

    In the final Producer's Letter on the Star Wars Galaxies site, Tony "Teesquared" Tyson bids a heartfelt farewell to fans of the game that has now ceased operations much to the dismay of its fans.

    Reported on Dec 16, 2011
  • Winning the Galactic War

    As the final days of Star Wars Galaxies wind down and as the Galactic War ramps up, the dev team has posted details about how an ultimate 'winner' will be determined.

    Reported on Oct 07, 2011
  • Farewell to SWG

    Star Wars Galaxies will be closing its doors for good in December 2011. In today's Player Perspectives,'s Isabelle Parsley bids adieu to SWG, a game that was one of her "defining games". Read Isabelle's thoughts about the final days of Star Wars Galaxies and her memories of the glory days. Add a comment or two of your own in the comments.

    Reported on Sep 22, 2011
  • The Long Good-Bye

    Players who want to help determine the final moments of Star Wars Galaxies will want to make sure to (re)activate their accounts by the end of today, Thursday, September 15th. After today, no more account creations or re-activated accounts will be accepted.

    Reported on Sep 15, 2011
  • Community Spotlight: Star Wars Galaxies to Shut Down

    In this week's Community Spotlight, Mike Bitton shines the light on the recent announcement of Star Wars Galaxies' impending closure. The forums are ablaze with a wide mix of emotions and Mike lays on a few of his own as well. Check it out and offer your thoughts.

    Reported on Jun 25, 2011
  • Story of the Week: Ding-Dong, Vader's Dead

    Every week we here at take a look at the news and come up with the biggest scoop. This week, it was kind of a no-brainer as the world learned that SOE's Star Wars Galaxies is shutting down for good on December 15th, 2011.

    Reported on Jun 25, 2011
  • Shutting Down This Year

    Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts have announced that the venerable Star Wars MMO, Star Wars Galaxies, will be shutting down later this year. With the Star Wars contract between LucasArts and SOE ending in 2012, both parties have come to the decision to end service for the game on December 15, 2011.

    Reported on Jun 24, 2011
  • Entertainer Update

    The Entertainer Profession has received an major update. The changes include a revamp of the expertise trees, new combat buffs, new hairstyles for their image design abilities, new breakdance moves, a new flourish, improvements to grouping, and a several new commands.

    Reported on Apr 10, 2011
  • The Ewok Festival of Love Returns!

    SOE has announced the return of the annual tradition around this time of year, The Ewok Festival of Love, to Star Wars: Galaxies. Hop into the game for the festivities starting February 10th. In the meantime, SOE decided to give us some details! Check them out!

    Reported on Feb 05, 2011
  • January Producer's Letter

    Star Wars Galaxies Producer Tony "Teesquared" Tyson has published the January 2011 edition of the monthly producer's update. In the article, Tyson talks about Galactic Civil War 2, the recent Wookie Life Day, the forthcoming Ewok Festival of Love and a lot more.

    Reported on Jan 24, 2011
  • Looking Ahead to 2011

    In the final Star Wars Galaxies producer's letter for 2010, Tony "Teesquared" Tyson talks about some of the bigger news of the year, not the least of which is the Witches of Dathomir update that is now live. In addition, Tyson talks a bit about the plans for the upcoming year.

    Reported on Dec 20, 2010
  • Wookiee Life Day!

    The folks over at Sony Online Entertainment have announced a slew of Holiday Content for their games. Last up, in the world of Star Wars Galaxies, Wookiee Life Day is upon us again!

    Reported on Dec 19, 2010
  • The Price of Victory TCG

    The trading card game based on the Star Wars Galaxy MMO will be expanding soon with The Price of Victory. The new expansion pack celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The story told in The Price of Victory parallels the events from The Empire Strikes Back and features a ten scenario story arc.

    Reported on Nov 14, 2010
  • Galactic Moon Festival Returns

    Star Wars Galaxies players will have the opportunity to take part in the annual Galactic Moon Festival that began on Friday, October 15th. Jabba the Hutt has promised players the scariest event of the year. Players can pick up a costume for trick or treating, listen to the Afflicted Storyteller, and scare the bejeebers out of the universe's denizens.

    Reported on Oct 19, 2010
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