Ever since the closure of Star Wars Galaxies was announced, the players have leaped into action in hopes of saving the game. Say what you will about SWG, but it’s always had one of the strongest and most passionate communities of any MMO out there. The people who still play SWG actually like the game and there’s a very close community within the game, and that community has been trying to make petitions to keep the game alive. SOE has posted a response on the official forums killing any hope of the game staying around:
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.
So there you have it. Star Wars Galaxies is shutting down and there’s nothing you can do about it.