Don’t wait up, SWTOR beta canceled this weekend

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The beta for Star Wars: The Old Republic has been canceled this weekend, but a larger beta event has been planned for the future.

Community manager Stephen Reid has addressed some of the concerns over why beta was canceled for this weekend over at the official SWTOR forums.

“The weekend that just finished was really our first dry run of beta testing weekends as a whole, and we have plenty of data to crunch, and decisions to make before we start things up again,” he said. Further to that, we are about to roll out a major new build for The Old Republic. That build won’t be ready for this weekend. Just as we did not feel it was a good decision to ask potential EU testers to download our client only to have to download it again, the same applies for this weekend.”

“However. once the larger build is rolled out, it doesn’t mean the beta testing will start back up immediately, as the firm needs to get feedback from internal testing and its “ongoing Game Testing program before rolling it out to a massive audience.”

“That process takes a while, and that time varies depending on how testing goes,” said Reid. “We rolled out this previous weekend as a relatively small scale event; from now we will do bigger and bigger events, but that doesn’t mean it happens every weekend. When we do resume, we’ll be inviting many more people in.”

More details on the gaming testing weekends can be found on their comprehensive FAQ page along with some details about this weekend.

EA said yesterday that it is tentatively planning to announce a release date for SWTOR next month.

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