Sean Dahlberg of Bioware confirmed the rumor on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic forums earlier today: "While we have not announced a specific date, we can confirm that we are targeting a spring 2011 release for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. We've got a lot of exciting updates and reveals planned throughout 2010, including the first-ever hands-on testing for the game. It's not too late to sign up to be a game tester, so go to Star Wars: The Old Republic | Game Testing
and sign up today. We can't wait to share more about the game with you as we progress through the year, so make sure you stay tuned to the official website for details."
While it may not be quite as soon as many fans were hoping for, the extra time gives Bioware a chance to add all those final touches and roll out a nicely put-together game for 2011.