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LUCASARTS LIFTS VEIL EVER SO SLIGHTLY ON STAR WARS ONLINE… ER, STAR WARS *GALAXIES* [Author: lum]

LucasArts issued a press release today announcing the imminent opening of Star Wars Online’s new web site. Or it may be called Star Wars Galaxies online now. Much like the game formerly known as Ultima Online 2, there are some issues here.

LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC today announced Star Wars Galaxies as the formal series brand name for their massively multiplayer online role-playing games. On November 30 LucasArts, in conjunction with Sony Online Entertainment Inc., will launch the game’s official information site, www.starwarsgalaxies.com.

This also implies a series of Star Wars MMOGs, not just one. I guess John Smedley needs TWELVE Porsches, not merely three.

The press release also announces that the new site will have active message boards monitored by Verant’s renowned Online Community Relations department.

Star Wars Xrgaming (what are they gonna call it, anyway? Crossroads of Mos Eisley?) also ferreted out what may be the actual name of SWO from recent DNS purchases by Verant, Empires Divided. Faction system, anyone?

A long, long time ago, in a Whineplay far, far away…