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The Old Republic Doesn't Require Origin

A post to the Star Wars: The Old Republic Website by community manager Stephen Reid clarifies that while the digitally distributed edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic will be exclusive to EA's recently announced Origin service, Origin will not be required to activate retail copies of the upcoming MMORPG, nor will it be required for patching:

While Origin will be the exclusive digital retailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic (in other words, if you want to buy it online and download it, you’ll do so through Origin) that does not mean that Origin is required for you to access or play The Old Republic.

Origin is a digital storefront, and the desktop application is there to give you quick access to Origin exclusives and deals.

However, you won’t need to launch the Origin application to run The Old Republic, nor will you patch the game via Origin. Once the game is on your hard disk, you’ll be connecting to our servers to patch and launch the game, and Origin does not have to be running to do that.

To answer another question - boxed versions of the game will include the client on DVD(s).

Thanks Eurogamer.

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68. Re: The Old Republic Doesn't Require Origin Jun 17, 2011, 22:57 Sempai
 
Ruffiana wrote on Jun 17, 2011, 21:13:
6 months after launch, when the game fails to meet expectations and Origin flops over like the still-born, half-baked service that it will undoubtedly be...you will see this game avaiable on Steam and any other digital distirbution service that EA can find to try and drum up numbers.

Until then, you can order a box copy off Amazon, have it shipped to your door, and avoid the mess alltogether.

You may be right..but I doubt it.

This game will get a huge amount of pre-orders, when Bioware someday finally commits to an actual launch date.
You will also see big sales numbers in the beginning, and possibly record sales.

I may be up in the night here but SWTOR is really the only big budget subscription based MMO left standing that will go in direct competition with WoW, It's Star Wars(yawn..)and it has a massive budget behind it from a known dev house.

The real question here is what will the retention rate look like a month, and further 6 months after the big launch.

Theres GW2 coming but it's sub free so there will be a shit ton of people(including me)checking that out anyway, whether i make it my new home or not, we'll see.
 
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