The release date for Star Wars: The Old Republic could slip to 2012, according to Electronic Arts CFO Eric Brown.

At this year's Citi Tech Conference, Brown explained while EA expects to launch the upcoming MMO before the end of 2011, its fiscal guidance may cause a delay until 2012, Gamasutra reported.

"We have a date set internally [for calendar Q4], with a lot of assumptions around it," he said.

Brown added: "We're not done until we're done. ... We're not going to know with enough certainty to publicly announce a release date".

Public beta weekends began earlier this month for Star Wars: The Old Republic.