Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (SWG) was a Star Wars themed MMORPG for Microsoft Windows developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts. The base game, titled Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, was released on June 26, 2003 in the USA and on November 7, 2003 in Europe. Additional expansions have been released and together make up the Star Wars Galaxies universe. On July 24th, 2011 Sony Online Entertainment announced that the MMO would close on December 15th, 2011.
Players created an avatar in the Star Wars universe during the time of the Galactic Civil War, and chose a career where they could become either be a soldier, a trader, or an entertainer in a persistent world.