Fri, Feb 24, 2012 | 16:12 GMT
Average play time for SWTOR is four hours, most prefer Sundays
BioWare has said the average SWTOR spends between four and six hours per gaming session, and more players prefer to play on Sundays than any other day of the week.
“When they play, their sessions are absurd,” BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk told Kotaku. “What it implies is that we’ve managed to pull off this ‘just-one-more-quest, just-one-more-thing’ feeling. I find myself doing that all the time. I just get sucked back in.
“The playing of the game is off the charts.”
Zeschuk and co-founder Ray Muzyza said the data was pulled from analytics and telemetry directly from the game.
“It’s just thrilling from the very first day watching the graph go,” Zeschuk continued. “You learn things like Sunday is the biggest play time of the week, [and] our average peak play time is mid-afternoon, because East Coast is getting off work, Europe is off work and in their peak, and as Europe goes down, North America goes up.
“The other thing that’s really funny is you can tell when things are going really well in the game, because the amount of forum chatter drops. People don’t go to forums. They just play.”
Zeshuck added that a “small percentage” of players have reached the game’s level 50 cap and “one of the main thrusts” is that the firm is working on end-game content for these folks, but the firm maintains there is still “plenty to do” in the game once the cap is reached. Because of this, Zeschuk said the game is still as “active as it was in November before we launched.”
Last month, EA said during its call to investors that the game had over 1.7-million registered users and the game had sold around 2 million copies.