The official launch of EA and BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic is a week away, but those who preordered the game could already be playing. This morning, EA started rolling out access to the game in waves.
Dubbed the "Early Game Access" program, this slow rollout is being implemented to help manage server loads and help deliver an issue-free day-one experience next week, according to EA. To potentially gain early access, players must register their preorder codes on the game's website and will then be added to waves in the order the codes were redeemed.
EA has not specified how many waves the Early Game Access program will have or how many players are included in each wave. As of press time, the game's Twitter account has announced those in the first four waves have been granted access, with a fifth wave slated for later today. Notification emails are also being sent to players as they are added.
For more on Star Wars: The Old Republic, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.