Did EA Capitalize On the Diablo III Delay by Announcing the Release Date of Star Wars: The Old Republic?

The guys over at DualShockers.com had a really interesting theory on the announcement of SWTOR coming after the Diablo III delay. The piece they wrote on the day after the SWTOR announcement describes a possible connection between the news about Diablo III and the release date announcement:
“Yesterday Blizzard announced the delay of Diablo III to early 2012, today Electronic Arts announced the release date for Star Wars: The Old Republic style=”mso-bidi-font-style: normal;”> for December the 20th, on a Saturday. Extremely convenient. Even a bit too convenient, maybe.”
Again, all good points by Giuseppe Nelva. So what does Nelva decide to do after posting this masterpiece? Go straight to the horse’s mouth as the saying goes and ask SWTOR‘s Senior Community Manager Stephen Reid about the matter.
When asked how far from the truth the idea was he responded:
“About as far as it’s possible to get.”
And continued:
“Yep. The two had zero connection, but enjoy your conspiracy theory.:D”
ZING. Ouch…
He finally concluded:
“Call it a happy coincidence, because that’s really all it was.”
Haha! Good going, Giuseppe. We completely agree that even if it were true, he would never publicly admit it (or be authorized to do so) but kudos for bringing it to him and sharing the response with the rest of us. If you want to read the full article, plus the follow up with Reid’s response, head over to Dual Shockers and check it out for yourself.