Star Wars Galaxies: Europeans coming soon

Activision announces that Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided will launch in the UK at the end of October and in the rest of Europe in November.

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Activision has today announced that Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided will launch in the UK on October 31 and in the rest of Europe on November 7. The massively multiplayer role-playing game, which was developed for LucasArts by Sony Online Entertainment, was released in North America on June 26 and currently has more than 300,000 registered players.

"The record-breaking success of Galaxies: An Empire Divided in the North American market has exceeded all of our expectations and prompted LucasArts to bring forward our European release for the game," said Simon Jeffery, president of LucasArts. "We have stable infrastructure and a hugely immersive and enjoyable virtual Star Wars universe for the European market to embrace."

"We're very pleased that players in Europe will soon be able to experience Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided," added John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. "The game has proven to be a huge hit in North America, and we're expecting it to do very well overseas as well."

Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided is an online role-playing game in which players can interact with each other as they explore the Star Wars universe portrayed in the original movie trilogy. New features for the game are currently in development, and those scheduled for introduction in the coming months include player-owned ground vehicles, player mounts, and player cities. For more information on Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, check out our full review of the game.

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