All services related to the game including MMO play and the Trading Card Game will end on that date, seeing off one Star Wars MMO as Lucas seemingly makes way for another one: Star Wars: The Old Republic from BioWare.
"We are extremely grateful to all of the SWG fans. We have had the rare opportunity to host one of the most dedicated and passionate online gaming communities and we truly appreciate the support we've received from each and every one of you over the course of the past eight years," said an official statement on the matter.
"In recognition of your incredible loyalty, we are extending special Fan Appreciation offers to the current SWG community. We also plan to go out with a bang with a galaxy-ending in-game event in December and hope to see you all there," said SOE.