Sony launches 'Star Wars' online game

Sony on Thursday quietly released "Stars Wars Galaxies," the long-awaited online game based on the movie series.

"Galaxies" has been in development for several years by LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment, publisher of the hit online game "EverQuest", and has been widely eyed by the game industry as a test of whether online games can attract a broader audience.

Yet the game went on sale Thursday with nary a press release to mark the occasion, a remarkably quiet launch given the hoopla that has accompanied other online games.

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News source: CNET News.com

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