According with BioWare co-founder, Dr. Ray Muzyka, Star Wars: The Old Republic is the “fastest growing subscription MMO” in game industry history. Everyone at BioWare, EA and Star Wars property owner LucasArts “is honored and humbled” by the fan response, he added. Ray Muzyka also said: "The Old Republic blends the best of breed features from the MMO space and adds significant innovations, resulting in an emotionally engaging online experience where you have a clear, meaningful purpose.
Muzyka went on to promise that the “months and years ahead” will have regular deliveries of new features and new content on top of one of the most ambitious, content-packed games already launched. In the launch trailer for The Old Republic, the developers of the game explain everything a player needs to know before starting their own Star Wars adventure, and why each and every one will be just as important.
SWTOR is an excellent game. Beautifully designed, and far-more story and character driven than any MMO to date. It certainly has the potential to be a major hit.
Although the early signs are good, EA knows that if its colossal investment in the game is to pay off, it needs to keep longer-term goals in focus. Buyers have spent $60 to $140 for each copy of the game.
But if you’re still curious about the SWTOR experience, depending on which country you live on you can get the full game for free by registering at: http://games.b2im.com/
Star Wars: The Old Republic has been live for only a few days but BioWare is already talking about new content. Today director James Ohlen provided gamers with a few details on the first major update that will be coming to the MMORPG.
Last week BioWare said that they have a number of new features in development as well. Guild capital ships and custom user interfaces are among the planned improvements. The expectations are high, but so is the potential for success with a group as seasoned as BioWare and a mythology as rich as that of Star Wars.