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Rumours have started that Microsoft is looking to aquire EA, http://www.gamepro.com/article/news/212227/rumor-microsoft-to-buy-ea/ , which would mean TOR would end up being published by Microsoft. Microsoft is denying the rumours, http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE58N1EK20090924, but denied rumours sometimes end up becoming a reality (the existance of this forum is a good example...). It's something to keep an eye on, though.
Whether this would be a good thing or not for TOR is debatable and will likely depend on your opinion of Microsoft but so far they don't have an overly good track record with MMO's - look what happened to Vanguard, for instance. SOE had to step in and save the game from being scrapped before it even launched due to Microsoft ditching it. Personally, I don't really blame MS for ditching Vanguard - based on the amount of work SOE had to do on the game to get it to a playable state it probably should have been left to die.