Posted Tue Dec 6, 2011 at 07:30 AM PST by Dick Ward
It's looking like the 'Star Wars' MMO may stand a real shot in the marketplace.
When a new massively multiplayer game comes out, there tends to be media and fan buzz that we may finally see the "WoW killer." Whether or not BioWare's game can do that - if it's even possible to do - there's no question that 'Star Wars: the Old Republic' is an exciting prospect for gamers.
Thanksgiving weekend gave a good chunk of gamers access to the Beta version of 'Old Republic' in an effort to work out the kinks, check server capabilities and the like. According to EA, the game's Beta brought in two million players, with 750,000 playing last weekend.
Numbers like this could mean very good things for 'Old Republic' and give it some real sustainability. It may not be the 11 million that 'Warcraft' has, but converting those Beta testers into paying customers would be a big step towards a successful MMO.
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