In 2003, way before anyone could even imagine a Star Wars-Disney union, thousands of eager padawans signed up for an online game called Star Wars Galaxies.
Bars, clubs and noisy taverns are always crucial locations in a story-driven game. They are save points, places where we can sell useless stuff from our inventory, gather information, meet a key character, or just simply get into trouble.
Not with a bang, but several bangs. Then a whimper. And a succession of people just standing around, awkwardly, wondering what they'd done with the last eight years of their lives.
Tonight is the end of Star Wars Galaxies, once a crown jewel of Sony Online Entertainment's MMO portfolio. There is now less than an hour before the total shutdown of the eight-year-old MMO.
Based in the UK, Georgi "Calader" Simeonov works at Splash Damage, meaning he had a hand in the lovely "nothing but blue skies" art design of multiplayer shooter Brink.
With the dawning of Star Wars: The Old Republic, Star Wars: Galaxies, aka "that other old MMO," is headed for extinction. The game is going to wind up with a gigantic PvP throwdown for dominance settling once and for all (sorta) who runs the galaxy, Empire or Rebels. Here's how it will be scored.
In the Star Wars universe, nobody ever really wins anything. When good "wins" evil remains, and when evil remains, good goes into hiding to repeat the cycle. That won't be the case when MMO Star Wars Galaxies ends, though. When it ends, it'll end.
When Sony Online Entertainment said it would shut down Star Wars: Galaxies by the end of the year, many teeth were gnashed and many garments were rent. A lot of people, thinking SOE failed to consider this, postulated about taking the game to a free-to-play model, and voila, the orphanage is saved! If only they wanted…
Star Wars Galaxies, a game that's probably more notable for how disappointing it was rather than its moderate success, is closing down later this year. For most, it elicits a shrug, but for some fans, it's grounds for a lawsuit.
The original MMO set in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars Galaxies, is ending its online existence this December, making way for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Contracts expire and so too must the occasional online community.
Star Wars Galaxies, the original massively-multiplayer online role-playing game based on George Lucas' universe, will go offline later this year after more than eight years of service, Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts announced today.
As the custodians of games that are completely unplayable during Sony's massive network outage, Sony Online Entertainment has an especially tough job winning back MMO players who have sat idle for 22 days and counting. SOE has now posted its full list of goodies for subscribers to nine MMOs; free subscription time,…
Sony Online Entertainment's free character transfer service for Star Wars Galaxies was so successful, they're closing a dozen severs next month.
It's safe to say that Star Wars Galaxies has been a disappointment. It's boring. If only they'd introduced zombie stormtrooper hordes a little sooner!
Never one to give up on a dead horse, Sony Online Entertainment today announced that they are launching an online trading card game version of Star Wars Galaxies.