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Game Testing Officially Begins

Posted by Michael Bitton on Jul 09, 2010  | Comments

Game Testing Officially Begins - MMORPG.com

Rumors have been floating around on the status of the Star Wars: The Old Republic game testing program recently, with most signs pointing to the fact the testing had officially (though silently) begun. Today, however, Bioware is breaking the silence officially announcing that Game Testing for Star Wars: The Old Republic is now underway!

What the heck is Game Testing anyways? It's been a confounding issue for most fans following the game for some time. Is it just another word for beta testing? Focus group testing? Who knows? And more importantly, who cares?! The fact of the matter is this: those of you that neither work for Bioware or in the game press will be getting your grubby little hands on Star Wars: The Old Republic quite soon. Well, the lucky few of you, at least.

For those of you who care about the specifics of the program, Game Testing does sound a bit more like focus group testing of sorts, as Bioware has clarified the term just a bit more today:

Game Testing is an on-going process being rolled out in several phases. These phases began with smaller, more focused tests with community members from North America, and later will expand to other territories.

Game Testing registrations began last September. So, if you've not signed up yet, what are you waiting for? Head on over here to make your mark!

No guarantees on whether you'll get in or not, however. You'll just have to consult your vine-coffee leaves like the rest of us.

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Michael Bitton / Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB
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