BioWare planning large scale "Beta Testing Weekends" for The Old Republic

Earlier this week, BioWare mistakenly sent emails to everyone who had signed up for The Old Republic beta testing, asking them for feedback on the test. There was a problem, though: the emails were sent to many, many people who didn't actually take part in the test (oops).

Tonight, the developer sent yet another email, this time apologizing for the mistake. But this story has a silver lining – in the email, BioWare also confirmed that they would have large scale "Beta Testing Weekends," allowing more players than ever into their Star Wars MMORPG.

After explaining that it was a mistake, and not a hack, BioWare got to the good stuff: "Between now and launch, we will be conducting additional large scale Beta Testing Weekends where we will be inviting more people than ever before. Additionally we will be releasing even more information about the game as we gear up for launch in December."

It's not too late to sign up, either. BioWare says that you're still able to put your name in if you head over to their beta website. Signing up will give you a shot to jump in to The Old Republic before its release, helping make sure it's as perfect as possible (and letting you decide which class you want to play, obviously).

There are only so many weekends left before the game's December 20 launch, so we expect to hear more information in the near future. Stay tuned!

Sep 30, 2011


  • sh33phead - October 2, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    Already pre-ordered my copy of this, really looking forward to it. Even if I don't get a spot for the beta testing, I hope the early access is soon enough to get a decent head start before general release.
  • Spybreak8 - October 1, 2011 8:51 a.m.

    Hmm might have to put my name in the ol' hat. I guess the beta will show if it'll run once and for all on my laptop.
  • Whit - October 1, 2011 8:34 a.m.

    Wasn't the plan originally to have the large scale testing weekends begin in September? I know when they offered the initial pre-order sign ups the offer read that all that pre-ordered would have beta weekends and there wouldn't be a non-disclosure agreement. Then as September approached the wording changed. When it was well in September and folks started flipping on the EA forums it was said that only limited players that pre-ordered would be invited to test. As September ended, it seemed there was no one talking about their testing experience. Hmmm--makes one wonder how many pre-ordering folks actually got into a September Beta test weekend---a dozen? Sure doesn't give me much hope that what we'll see on 12/20 will be polished.
  • Mooshon - October 1, 2011 3:56 a.m.

    Yeah I got one of these mails the other day. I thought they had opened up testing to everyone that applied or something.... nope.
  • VoodooPanda - October 1, 2011 2:10 a.m.

    Would love to get in on this
  • Balaska - October 1, 2011 1:32 a.m.

    oh god Bioware PICK MEEEEE!!!

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