A new report claims that BioWare will be handing off control of its long-running MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, to focus on upcoming titles like the currently untitled Mass Effect follow-up and Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.

The report from IGN states that “sources familiar to the matter” claim that BioWare and new developer Broadsword Online Games have both signed a statement of intent. Sources expect the deal to be finalized by the end of June. EA will remain as publisher. Broadsword currently works on Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot and is run by former Mythic Entertainment co-founder and BioWare VP Rob Denton, who worked on The Old Republic at the beginning of its development.

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