After the announcement that Star Wars Galaxies (SWG) would be shut down in December, a few loyal fans took to action and created petitions to try and save the game. One petition to save SWG has already gained over 2600 signatures, but unfortunately, the efforts of these loyal fans appears to have been in vain.
SOE Director of Communication Linda "Brasse" Carlson has posted an official response to the petition to save the game on the SWG forums. In short, the decision has been made. But SOE hopes that players will take the time to continue to enjoy the game in its final months.
Regarding the Star Wars Galaxies petitions, we first want to thank everyone for taking the time to organize such an effort. As always, we appreciate your feedback, and I can assure you with 100% confidence that your feelings have been heard.
No one is more disappointed than we are to cancel Star Wars Galaxies; however, we are confident that this was the only decision possible. This was not an easy decision to make; Sony Online Entertainment and Lucas Arts spent months deliberating, and in the end we had to make the hard choice. We are extremely proud of the ground we broke with the launch of SWG, its growth and evolution since launch, and most especially, the community.
We would ask you take this opportunity to enjoy SWG as long as possible and participate in the game ending event this December. Thank you again for your dedication to Star Wars Galaxies and we hope your final memories are enjoyable.
May the force always be with you.
Linda "Brasse" Carlson
Director, Global Community Relations
ItÂs very disheartening to see another MMOG community be displaced by a cancelled game, but we do wish all the players of SWG the best in their future endeavors to find a new gaming community.
Source: SWG Forums