Over One Million Hours Logged in SWTOR Beta

Posted by at 4:35 pm on November 16, 2011

BioWare has revealed that last weekend saw over one million hours of combined play time among Star Wars: The Old Republic beta testers. According to BioWare co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka, tens of thousands of players have already tried out the game.

“This weekend we had a big test. Tens upon tens of thousands,” Zeschuk told Eurogamer. “One crazy number is we had over a million hours of testing over the weekend. It was a huge test, and there are even bigger ones coming. The key thing is for us to take those learnings, apply them and make the service really stable. We’re happy with the game.”

Our goal is a smooth launch,” Muzyka said. “We want to serve our players really well. We want to serve them with a great, stable, secure, high quality experience. That’s our goal. We’re doing everything we can.”

According to Zeschuk, one method of maintaining that stability is to limit the number of people with access to the game, and slowly increase that number as the game becomes more solid.

“One of the ways we can ensure the service is good is we’re not selling beyond a certain point,” he said. “Like, at a certain point it’ll sell out. We will release more units based on the stability of the service, then we will turn that dial carefully. For example, through Origin we can very quickly and responsibly add more units depending on availability.”

Star Wars: The Old Republic will be released on December 20th.

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