В интервью, которое дал финансовый директор Electronic Arts Эрик Браун на конференции Lazard Capital Markets Technology & Media Conference, сказал, что его издательство не намерено выпускать игру даже в 1-м квартале 2012 финансового года (то есть в период с 01.04.2011 по 31.03.2012). Таким образом, с учетом 90 дневного периода, официальный релиз SW:TOR можно ожидать не ранее 1 июля 2011 года, но и до его конца. Вот что он сказал:
Question: Turning to Star Wars, obviously very big opportunity for EA and Lucas in the not too distance on future. The game appears to be on track at this point. But can you talk about, where we might expect an open beta, what that involves in terms of time, investment and to then gauge you know, perhaps more specific launch timing and then a follow up to that. What sort of gives you the confidence, that the subscription MMO model is still relevant, given this massive diversion of content on these other platforms?
Eric Brown: Sure I‘ ll just address timing first and then you know speak to opportunities. So we have for the first time street dated within a date range the Star Wars MMO. So we said it‘ s going to launch sometime in calendar, but not within Fiscal 11. So that basically pens down between you know, April 1st and December 31st of this calendar year. It‘ s also reasonable to infer that it‘ s not in our Q1 guidance. We gave Q1 Fiscal 11, Fiscal 12 non-GAAP revenue guidance, minus 39 minus 44 cents and I think it‘ s not unreasonable to infer that it‘ s not included in that 90 day period. So we‘ ve narrowed the window, provided a window for the first time provided on the progress we‘ ve made closed beta testing.