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Two Million People Signed Up To Beta Test Star Wars: The Old Republic

Posted on December 6, 2011 AT 07:00am

THE BUZZ: EA has revealed that more than two million players signed up to beta test BioWare’s upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

“The game itself has a huge pre-existing fan base. We had about 2.4 million people register for the Star Wars fan site, over 2 million of which volunteered to do testing for free,” said EA CFO Eric Brown. During the thanksgiving weekend test a massive 725,000 unique users logged in. ”In terms of peak concurrent users, we had just over a quarter of a million people playing the game simultaneously,” he added.

EGM’s TAKE: It appears that BioWare have a hit on their hands before the game has even launched, but it’s going to be a hard Christmas for the development team, to keep on top of the launch.

Did you test the game? If so, leave your thoughts on it below.

Source: Gamasutra

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