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BioWare and EA's ambitious licensed MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic surpassed 1 million paid subscribers in three days, the fastest any MMO has achieved that milestone.

Frank Cifaldi, Contributor

December 23, 2011

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Newsbrief: BioWare and EA's ambitious licensed MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic surpassed 1 million paid subscribers in three days, the fastest any MMO has achieved that milestone. According to EA, The Old Republic players have averaged 5 hours of play time per day, totaling 28 million in-game hours during a period that included many playing up to seven days in advance of the December 20 launch as part of a promotion. "Everyone at BioWare, EA and LucasArts is honored - and humbled - by the stellar response from our fans," said BioWare GM and co-founder Ray Muzyka. "We're going to work together closely with our community in the weeks, months and years ahead, continually serving our audience with regular delivery of compelling new features and content."

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Frank Cifaldi

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Frank Cifaldi is a freelance writer and contributing news editor at Gamasutra. His past credentials include being senior editor at 1UP.com, editorial director and community manager for Turner Broadcasting's GameTap games-on-demand service, and a contributing author to publications that include Edge, Wired, Nintendo Official Magazine UK and GamesIndustry.biz, among others. He can be reached at [email protected].

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