With all of the excitement around Star Wars: The Old Republic going on following it's official launch overseas yesterday, one question still remained: When would Australia (and New Zealand) get their turn? Bioware have been very coy on the topic and have avoided giving any sort of comment or commitment around when we can expect to see an official local release.
That is until today.
Posted on the official Old Republic forums earlier this morning, Bioware have confirmed that they're aiming for a "Spring 2012" launch of ToR in Australia and New Zealand (so Autumn 2012: March, April or May on this side of Earth). It's a 3 month wait, but still brings positive news for those who didn't want to risk buying from an online CD Key site or importing a boxed retail copy from the likes of Amazon.
The only consolation (and possible reason for the delay) is that the same post also confirms that there will be some manner of local servers for Australian and New Zealand.
We can confirm that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be launching in Australia and New Zealand in the spring of 2012.
Right now we are targeting March 1st, but that could change as our number one priority is making sure that customers have a great service to play on.
For those of you who may have already imported the game, we will be investigating solutions to allow you to continue to play on a local server once they come online in March.
Whether this means servers actually physically located in Australia is open to interpretation, but our fingers are certainly crossed.