Old Republic Beta Reaction to Determine Release Date
In an interview with Computer and Video Games, EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau that although Holiday 2011 is being targeted for the Old Republic’s release, fan reaction to the beta will determine when the MMO ultimately launches.
[The release date] is definitely tied to the beta test feedback that’s ongoing and so far, so good. We feel good about the date that we’re heading towards but you’re right, you could have a Crazy Ivan show up in the September/October beta test and be like, ‘wow, I’ve got to fix that’.
Gibeau went on to take an indirect shot at World of Warcraft, gently reminding us of the game‘s early failings:
We don’t want to happen to us what happened to WoW and a couple of other services where in the first week there were queues trying to get on to the servers, the entire service crashed – we don’t want that to happen. So we need to nail and make sure that it’s up 24/7 and it’s high quality.
There you have it, folks. If you want to expedite the release of the Old Republic, those of you in the beta need to say the game is perfect just the way it is.