SWTOR No Region Lock

Published on August 15th, 2011

BioWare has revealed that Star Wars: The Old Republic won’t automatically block players who want to join servers that aren’t located in their own territory.

This means that there won’t be any hurdles stopping US, Asian, Australian and European gamers playing together on foreign servers.

“There are no plans to ‘region lock’ or ‘IP block’ players from the game. You may experience some latency issues if you’re not playing in a launch territory,” revealed a post on the game’s official forums.

Incidentally the post also confirmed that anyone who has an Early Access Game code, via a pre-order, will be able to download the game client before the head start programme begins later this year.

No definitive release date has been confirmed for Star Wars: The Old Republic yet, but EA has arranged a press conference to kick off gamescom tomorrow at 3pm BST and many expect new details to emerge around then.

Be sure to check GamerZines all this week to keep track of what’s going on in Cologne.

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