SOE Shoots Down Star Wars Galaxies Petitions

If you were a Star Wars Galaxies fan signing the petitions to keep SWG and make it free-to-play, Sony Online Entertainment has offered an official reply to your demands:
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”
Carlson posted this message on the official Star Wars Galaxies forums this week. The notice was posted as an Announcement and replies are disabled but you can bet that SWG fans have something to say. What do you think? Are they making the right move closing SWG for good?