SWTOR Moves from TBD to TBA

There has been a recent move in the status of Star Wars: The Old Republic. It is now listed on EA Games as To Be Announced (TBA) instead of TBD. We weren’t the only ones to discover this as the discussion heated up in the official forums about it as well.

So what does this really mean? Opinions are varying but it could be one of two things:

  • a. Not really a big deal at all and TBD and TBA are considered pretty much the same thing
  • b. A date has been officially set and could be released soon.

If the date has been released, is it possible they might reveal it at SDCC? Well it is always possible, of course, but who can be certain at this time? Many people thought they would release it at E3 and that turned into a big disappointment.

It could mean that they have a target for release but that doesn’t mean they will be willing to release it to the public yet. Since the game is still considered to be in a “polishing” state, it could be weeks or months more before we hear of a date. Just because they have a date in mind does not mean they are at a point of wanting to share that date with the public.

So is this change from TBD to TBA a sign of good things to come soon is it really nothing more than what we already know? Some fans could be grasping at straws hoping for a release date that just isn’t coming yet.