Star Wars: The Old Republic Saw 1 Million Beta Testers Last Weekend, BioWare Says
BioWare handed out a whole bunch of beta keys for Star Wars: The Old Republic for a beta test weekend last week, and it seems the attempt to stress the game’s servers ahead of launch has paid off — the company is reporting more than 1 million players logged in during the weekend.
According to an interview with Eurogamer, the team over at Bioware Austin is on-pace, but subdued. There’s still a lot of work to be done, it sounds like, ahead of the December launch of the game, however.
The studio also intends to do a lot more in the way of testing for the game, as well. BioWare says it’ll have an open beta weekend sometime in the future (that hasn’t been determined yet) to really tax the servers, and studio founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka said the most important thing right now is to make sure SWTOR is very stable at launch. That’s also why EA and BioWare intend to limit the launch of the game — they’re afraid too many logged in accounts could kill it, so they’re being cautious from the outset.
But things are where BioWare wants them to be, Zeschuk and Muzyka said. Nobody’s panicking (supposedly), but they’re also not ready to relax yet. I guess that’s positive as the SWTOR release looms large just ahead of Christmas.
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