If you’re planning on buying The Old Republic, you’d better act quick. Following the leak of the Collector’s Edition yesterday; the big rumor is that EA will begin very limited pre-orders for the game tomorrow via their new online store Origin. How limited? How does only 50,000 guaranteed copies sound?
According to Kotaku, at 2:00am Central Time on Thursday morning pre-orders for both the Standard and Collectors editions of The Old Republic will begin on Origin. Apparently the cap for the pre-orders is 500,000 copies, but only the first 50,000 will be guaranteed with the rest being put on a waiting list.
Is it just me, or does that not sound like a smart way to start off with a major MMO?