2 Million People Wanted In The Old Republic Beta
The Thanksgiving weekend beta test for Star Wars: The Old Republic drew a lot of applicants, as over 2 million people volunteered for it, announced EA CFO Eric Brown at the Global Media and Communications Conference in New York today. Of those, about 725,000 people were given invites and logged in to play over that weekend, and each person played, on average, for 12 hours, which is a lot.
I don’t know what this means for the future of SWTOR, mostly because I don’t know how many of those people liked the game. But by now anybody with interest in the game has probably had the chance to try it, and so they know if they’ll get the full game when it comes out in two weeks*. So it’s either going to explode or be a huge failure.
*Two weeks? Whoa. That’s coming up pretty soon. The year is almost over!