Not too long ago we had posted about BioWare’s planned events at the Hilton Gaslamp across the street from the San Diego Convention Center and I had speculated that we could see something from the upcoming PC MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. I can now confirm that playable demos of the game will be available for us to gather around at both this location and inside on the showroom floor.
David Bass, the Senior Community Coordinator for this game, had this to say on the official Old Republic community forum:
I know a bunch of people are waiting for details about our Comic-Con plans so that they can look into buying air/hotel to come visit us. While I can’t reveal everything just yet, I’m hoping to provide enough information right now to help you make a decision about coming down to visit.
Yesterday, BioWare made an announcement that we have a space at the Hilton Gaslamp hotel across the street from Comic-Con where fans can get their hands on Mass Effect 3 and the newest Dragon Age II DLC. Well, surprisingly enough, The Old Republic is planning on being there as well! Anyone (yes, even you!) can come to the Hilton and wait in line to play any of the BioWare games.
Those of you who have Comic-Con badges, never fear. We will definitely have the game playable on the show floor too, but as we’ve always said, our goal is to get as many people playing as possible at these events, and we figured the best way to do that was to extend the experience outside of Comic-Con.
Of course, we have no way of guaranteeing that you’ll get to play if you come down to San Diego. We still expect long lines both inside and outside the show, so understand that even if you decide to come down, we can never promise you’ll get hands-on. But we’ll do our very best to make sure you have an enjoyable experience no matter what.
So, that’s all the info I can provide for now. Things are getting nailed down very quickly internally, so hopefully we’ll have another update for you soon. In the meantime, if that’s enough information to convince you, go buy flights and hotels and we’ll see you in San Diego!
While my Xbox 360 and I feel completely left out due to this game being released on PC, there are still some pretty pictures and video coming out for this game, just check out this wonderful opening cinematic trailer from this past E3.