EA has switched on its servers for PC MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic two days ahead of its retail release.
Customers who pre-ordered the game through the publisher's online Origin download service have been able to access it from 12pm midday today.
The Old Republic arrives in UK stores later this week on Thursday, December 15th. It was previously scheduled to arrive on December 20th.
BioWare co-founder and GM of its MMO business unit Dr. Greg Zeschuk said: We are extremely humbled by the surge of players who have joined us on this journey and participated in the Beta Weekend. Their participation has given us the opportunity to stress test the game and allowed us to tune the experience, ensuring that we deliver the smoothest possible MMO launch later this month.”
Each copy of the MMO comes with 30 days of game access. Players will have to pay to access it thereafter, for either 8.99 each month, 25.17 for three months or 46.14 for six months.