Early access helps The Old Republic avoid server issues
The early access programme for Star Wars: The Old Republic seems to have helped ease the possibility of server congestion ahead of the full launch on December the 20th.
EA has 106 servers up and running so far, with 64 in North America and 42 in Europe and according to analytical firm Cowen and Company of the US servers three were running at full capacity, five were classed as very heavy, 27 were classed as heavy and 29 were running at standard.
EA remains optimistic that The Old Republic can turn a profit with as little as 500,000 subscribers even with the current trend for MMOs moving over to a free-to-play model.
While SWTOR is launching with 106 servers across the US and Europe as a frame of reference World of Warcraft currently operates 491 servers across the same regions.
- Bungie explains their latest weapon balancing efforts in Destiny, promises more is coming
- Blizzard aiming to release Hearthstone on Android tablets by the end of the year
- Former BioWare man Casey Hudson hints at an Oculus Rift project
- Dark Souls on PC to switch from Games For Windows Live to Steam next month
- Square Enix announces details and pricing on the premium livestream of Final Fantasy XIV Fan Festival 2014
- First Challenge Mode DLC arrives next week for Alien: Isolation
- Metallica to close out this year's BlizzCon
- Free DLC adds a new skin and runes to Shadow Of Mordor
- ESL Gaming app arrives for the Xbox One