Star Wars Galaxies, the popular MMO created by Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts is shutting down by year's end. SOE announced that it planned to shut down the Star Wars themed MMO in December of this year. They are doing this, they say, to switch the focus on the next Star Wars MMO, The Old Republic.
SOE president John Smedley said the closure of SWG will not affect the team because it will be transferred to an undisclosed project in Austin.
An official letter to SWG players was posted on the forums, laying out the bad news: