Sci-fi MMO Star Wars Galaxies' servers will close on 15 December at 9PM PST (1PM GMT), according to a post on the
game's official forum
, and reported by
. The Galactic Civil War will end 24 hours earlier, with various battles and events ocurring during the morning of 15 December.
It's been a grand intergalactic journey for Star Wars Galaxies - the game's been up and running since 2003, and eight years certainly isn't a bad lifespan for an MMO. In that time it's had three expansions, a spin-off trading card game and a novelisation. It also survived the
Sony Online Entertainment mega-hack
that occurred earlier this year.
Part of its closure is undoubtedly down to BioWare and EA's upcoming Star Wars MMO,
The Old Republic
. The fact that Star Wars Galaxies has been online for such a long time casts doubt on Activision head Bobby Kotick's claims that The Old Republic won't be able to sustain
its Lucasfilm licence fees