Star Wars: The Old Republic doesn't officially launch until December 20th, but gamers who pre-ordered the PC title can take part in BioWare's “Early Game Access” program beginning today, December 13th. If you didn't preorder the game yet you may still have a chance to get in on the action, but if I were you I wouldn't waste any time considering pre-orders are available in limited quantities.
Gamers who pre-ordered will begin joining the MMORPG in waves throughout the duration of the program. The goal of “Early Game Access” is to help BioWare and EA keep the servers in check while hoards of fans fill-up the online space and embark on missions throughout the enormous Star Wars galaxy.
“The Old Republic blends the best of breed features from the MMO space and adds significant innovations, resulting in an emotionally engaging online experience where you have a clear, meaningful purpose,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, General Manager of EA’s BioWare label and Co-Founder of BioWare. “Our Beta testers have told us we have truly captured the magic of the Star Wars™ universe and changed what they expect from an MMO. The Old Republic team is incredibly excited, honored and humbled to provide early access to our pre-order customers today. This is just the beginning of a grand adventure together!”
In order to get in on the early bird special you'll have to find the redemption code that should have been given to you with your pre-order. Enter the code over at swtor.com/preorder/code and you should be good to go. Redemption codes can only be entered during the Early Access program and gamers will gain access in the same order that codes are submitted.
So what side are you going to be on? Will you let the Dark Side consume you and join the Sith, or will you take a pure and honest direction aligning yourself with the Jedi? Hit the comments section below and let us know how you plan on making your character a galactic force to be reckoned with.