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Star Wars: The Old Republic goes live

Massively multiplayer online game open to all
Tue Dec 20 2011, 14:09
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IT'S TIME to pull out the bread roll earmuffs as finally the Star Wars: The Old Republic online multiplayer has gone live.

The game is pretty exciting if you like role playing and Star Wars and must be a special joy if you like both. In it you are tasked with deciding your own destiny, which means that you must choose between a Jedi or a Sith lifestyle, or a career as a smuggler or bounty hunter.

The game comes from Electronic Arts (EA), Bioware and Lucasarts, and its servers went live this morning.

"Today represents an amazing milestone for BioWare, EA and Star Wars fans everywhere and we are confident it has been worth the wait," said Dr Ray Muzyka, co-founder of Bioware and general manager of EA's Bioware label as the game went live.

"The innovations we're bringing to the category are just the start of a journey and ongoing investment in our players that will grow, evolve and transform based on player feedback over the weeks, months and years ahead."

The game is set thousands of years before the films we all know so you won't be bumping into Han Solo or Boba Fett, but on the plus side this should mean that Jar Jar Binks isn't it either.

Each copy of the game comes with 30 day access to the online world, and after this ends players can subscribe for monthly or three and six monthly packages. Pricing in the UK is £8.99 per month, £25.17 for three months or £46.14 for six months. µ


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