EA Won\’t Announce The Old Republic Release Date Because of WoW


Wondering when The Old Republic will come out? Despite numerous “firm” 2011 statements at E3 this past week, EA is not giving a specific date just yet. EA CEO John Riccitiello said at E3 that announcing a release date would play into the hands of their principle competitor:

“One, the competitive marketplace. Putting a window out there creates a window of opportunity for our principal competitor to put out an expansion pack or an ad campaign etcetera around out launch window. Bad move at this point in time.”

As The Old Republic’s principal competitor is World of Warcraft, he’s obviously talking about Blizzard there. As of right now most of the signs coming out of E3, including a leaked EA product release timeline, places The Old Republic’s release around September.