The developer does, however, warn about latency problems.
"There are no plans to ‘region lock’ or ‘IP block’ players from the game," says BioWare Senior Online Community Manager Stephen Reid. "You may experience some latency issues if you’re not playing in a launch territory."
A firm release date for Star Wars The Old Republic has yet to be announced, with a tentative “2011 Holiday release” currently stamped on the MMO. If you're really eager to start playing as soon as possible, Bioware has promised that those who pre-order the game will also receive early access to the game client.
EA hosts a press conference at GamesCom on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 where we’re expecting to hear more about a launch date. Stay tuned.