Comic-Con 2011: Star Wars: The Old Republic To Have Limited Launch

When pre-orders went up this morning for Star Wars: The Old Republic, something odd happened. Origin was saying something about “limited quantities” and whatever, leading us to be angry and whatever because we thought EA was just being needlessly stingy.

But it turns out that quantities are limited for a reason, as we learned at SWTOR’s Comic-Con panel today, and that reason is that BioWare is going to launch SWTOR with a limited number of players rather than have millions of folks dive in all at once when they go online this winter. One can see the wisdom of such a tactic.

So if you don’t manage to land a pre-order today, be sad but don’t worry, because you will eventually get to play the game. Eventually.

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1 Comment on Comic-Con 2011: Star Wars: The Old Republic To Have Limited Launch


On August 5, 2011 at 11:17 am

I didn’t even notice that the quantities were limited but I was lucky enough to order it on 21th July.

The only thing I heard is that Oceanic gamers will not be able to play the game right now. Hope that LucasArts and BioWare will change this shortly.