Yes, you read that correctly; this past weekend the beta test for BioWare’s upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic logged a massive one million hours of play time according to the developer. Tens of thousands of people were invited to try the game in what is known as a stress-test of the game’s server capabilities.
”One crazy number is we had over a million hours of testing over the weekend. It was a huge test, and there are even bigger ones coming. The key thing is for us to take those learnings, apply them and make the service really stable. We’re happy with the game,” Greg Zeschuk, co-founder of BioWare, told Eurogamer.
If BioWare can keep cranking out numbers like these, they may just be what this industry needs in order to push MMO’s to the next level of gaming and knock Blizzard’s World of Warcraft off their high horse.One Million Hours Logged in a Single Weekend for Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta,