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BioWare testing new tech for higher server populations in The Old Republic

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BioWare wants bigger lightsaber raves and "bring your Wookie to work" days in Star Wars: The Old Republic. It also wants more uniform server populations. To that end, an announcement (opens in new tab) on the official website detailed testing initiatives for "high-population server tech" allowing BioWare to "significantly increase current server populations." BioWare says once the tech goes live, any characters remaining on an origin server will get moved to the new high population destination.

All characters on East Coast servers got copied onto the new Test server, and access instructions (opens in new tab) appear on the post as well. This could represent the stirrings of The Old Republic's transition into free-to-play (opens in new tab) this fall.

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?