Star Wars: The Old Republic is set to retail in the digital space exclusively through EA's Origin service and BioWare doesn't think it'll hurt sales of the much anticipated MMO, despite the naysayers. Speaking with PC Gamer at gamescom, BioWare's Dr. Greg Zeschuk shed some light on the situation, explaining that Origin is pretty easy to work with, even warning fans that they'll be operating at full capacity at launch.
"Once you get into the digital space it's pretty easy to get stuff," said Zeschuk. " I don't think packaging it on Origin is going to hurt it in any way "“ we'll have such reach and demand that I think it'll be fine. Our experience of working with Origin is that it's actually pretty slick and works well. I wouldn't say it's totally a commodity to sell digitally but you know that's an element of it, to create that digital download experience."
Lest you forget, EA is also limiting the numbers for both retail and digital sales in order to provide a smooth launch for the MMO. Zeschuk cautions fans that without pre-ordering, they may not even get into the game within the first month.
Source: PC Gamer