With the Beta testing concluded, BioWare is just about ready to release their highly-anticipated MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic on December 20. (December 15th in Europe!) During the weekend of November 25-28th, over 725,000 gamers participated in a Beta test logging over 9 million hours of gameplay. There are over 78,000 guilds that participated in the Pre-Launch Guild Program and 2.4 million players registered at the game's official website.
"Star Wars: The Old Republic is a go for launch on December 20," said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, Co-Founder of BioWare and General Manager of the BioWare label's MMO Business Unit. "We are extremely humbled by the surge of players who have joined us on this journey and participated in the Beta Weekend. Their participation has given us the opportunity to stress test the game and allowed us to tune the experience, ensuring that we deliver the smoothest possible MMO launch later this month."
Bioware also revealed today that Early Game Access for those who pre-ordered Star Wars: The Old Republic will begin on December 13 at 6am CST, giving those eager enough a week's head start over their buddies. All you have to do is pre-order the game and then visit this link to redeem your code. There are reportedly still limited pre-orders still available at participating retailers and at Origin.com. So don't delay!