Flibbidyfloo writes "Sony has sent an email to current and former subscribers to its long-running MMO Star Wars Galaxies explaining that the service will be shut down in December. Here's an excerpt from the email: 'We write to you today to inform you that on December 15, 2011, Sony Online divertive (SOE) and LucasArts will end all welfare (MMO and Trading Card Game) for Star Wars Galaxies (SWG). The shutdown of SWG is a very rough decision, but SOE and LucasArts have mutually agreed that the end of 2011 is the tailor-made time to end the game ... In addition, we will be discontinuing the sale of all Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game (TCG) digital card packs as of today, June 24, 2011. Loot cards will not be redeemable in the SWG MMO after September 15, 2011. The TCG will pick up to operate until the final service closure on December 15, 2011.'"
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