EA to Limit Star Wars: The Old Republic Sales Due to Server ConcernsBy Alex Co | August 19, 2011 | News | 2 comments | Share
It’s normal and expected that a game publisher will try to have as many copies of its game sold on launch, what’s unusual is when a publisher does the opposite – and this is what exactly what EA is planning to do when Star Wars: The Old Republic launches later this year.
EA is not doing it for any nefarious reason. On the contrary, they’re doing this to ensure that their servers for BioWare’s MMO won’t be overloaded.
This was confirmed by an EA BioWare representative at gamescom. The spokesperson said that both digital and physical copies of the game will initially see a limited release. EA has an exact value in mind but is not willing to share it publicly as of press time.
If you really, really want to play Star Wars: The Old Republic, I suggest pre-ordering the game now just to be safe.
Do you agree with what EA is planning on doing to preserve the game’s servers at launch or would it be better to let as many people as possible join up to kick-start their MMO?