Star Wars: The Old Republic launched today, and the servers are already bursting full of players.
To celebrate the release Bioware published a documentary, showcasing key members of the team as they talk about what inspired the creation of the game and give some details on the development process behind Bioware’s AAA MMORPG.
The launch of the game seems to be quite the success, especially if you believe analyst Doug Creutz from Cowen Group, that calculated (based on the number of servers and on how full they were) that the early access of SWTOR played host to a number of players between one and one and a half million before the game even hit the shelves.
It’s definitely not hard to believe, given that, despite the very sizable number of servers rolled out during early access and even more at launch, almost all of them were and are full, showing long queues. This seems to indicate that the influx of early aopters goes beyond what even Bioware expected.
Whether Star Wars: The Old Republic will keep those players and continue to grow in the future, we can’t say, but here in Italy we have a saying that can be translated as “you can see a good day from the morning”, and in the “morning” the sun seems to be shining brightly on SWTOR.
You can check the documentary out below, while you wait for my review of the game, that will come quite soon.