Apparently, the Bioware and LucasArts elves worked overtime to ship out enormous quantities of their latest partnered creation, Star Wars : The Old Republic
. With over a million copies placed in gamers hands, Old Republic players worldwide have logged an unprecedented total of 5.5 million hours of lightsabre action to date.
Over 4 + years in the making, TOR has been earlier touted as the most anticipated game of 2011, and predicted to possibly steal Blizzard's thunder away from WoW. The Old Republic has dared to innovate, and has taken a huge step forward in the MMO genre, even claiming MSNBCs award for Best Multiplayer Game of 2011
Star Wars: The Old Republic is set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars movies, with the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire locked in the middle of an epic, galactic war. Players choose from one of eight iconic Star Wars character classes, including the Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter or Imperial Agent, becoming the hero or villain of their own personal Star Wars saga. Players will team up with friends on-line, fighting in heroic battles reminiscent of the films, and immersing themselves in a galaxy full of vibrant characters and planets, while experiencing visceral Star Wars combat.
In a recent BioWare press release, Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager of EAs BioWare Label and Co-Founder of BioWare, claims that
"everyone at BioWare, EA and LucasArts is honored - and humbled - by the stellar response from our fans. We're going to work together closely with our community in the weeks, months and years ahead, continually serving our audience with regular delivery of compelling new features and content."
Every copy of Star Wars: The Old Republic comes with 30 days of access to the game, after which players can continue to play by subscribing at either $14.99 per month, $41.97 for 3 months ($13.99 per month), or $77.94 for six months ($12.99 per month).
Chad Kendall Dec 26th 2011