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

Hollander Cooper

Hollander Cooper was the Lead Features Editor of GamesRadar+ between 2011 and 2014. After that lengthy stint managing GR's editorial calendar he moved behind the curtain and into the video game industry itself, working as social media manager for EA and as a communications lead at Riot Games. Hollander is currently stationed at Apple as an organic social lead for the App Store and Apple Arcade.