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Game Not Out Before July 1st Hints EA CFO

You need months of different flavors of beta testing before making a product generally available Several major gaming news outlets have reported that EA’s CFO Eric Brown hinted during today’s Lazard Capital Markets Technology and Media Conference that Star Wars the Old Republic will not be releasing before July 1. Here’s the transcription of what […]

EA Boss Talks Release and Reveals Nothing

February 1. was a big date for EA shareholders because that was the day when Electronic Arts Q3 2011 Earnings Conference Call was held and EA CEO John Riccitiello and CFO Eric Brown gave reports on how the past quarter went and what can be expected in the upcoming period. Among other things The Old […]

CitiesXL Release date pushed

The city building sim gone Massive Multiplayer Online, Cities XL, has had its release date in Europe pushed to early October 2009. I, for one, welcome this because it is always better to not the release the game until it is completely ready instead of rushing it to the market and failing miserably. Gamers do not forget blunders like that (AOC anyone?). The official statement follows:

In order to meet high expectations for our upcoming next-generation city builder game Cities XL, Monte Cristo has decided to shift the release date to early October 2009.

Focus and Flashpoint will distribute Cities XL on October 8th in the following countries: France, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Austria.

Also, Monte Cristo is proud to announce that we have signed a distribution deal with Namco Bandai Partners to distribute the game in the following countries: UK, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Italy on October 9; and Australia and New Zealand on October 8.

An announcement regarding North America publishing dates will come at a later date.

Lotro Book 8 Release Date for EU

While today is official release date for the next upcoming content Book 8: Scourge of Khazad-dum in North America, EU players will have to wait till Thursday 25th June.

An official announcement about Book 8 will be coming out within the next 24 hours or so, however I can tell you informally that we’re tracking releasing on Thursday, subject to a final green light meeting.
We’re also getting the final details from QA so I can finalise the known issues for the Book 8 patch and it’s worth noting at this point that there are some important known issues, which will be detailed in the announcement mentioned above.

For those wondering about the size of the patch it’s going to be about 650mb.

As for a standalone patcher, I’m afraid it won’t be ready for the Book 8 release but we are working with Turbine to get this to you ASAP. We’ll also have an updated Book 8 full client sometime next week, all being well.