BioWare on SWTOR Performance Issues: Blame Low End PCs

We reported previously on performance issues in SWTOR and also what you can do about it. Supposedly, BioWare reports that not that many people are having issues. I don’t know about you but just about everyone I talked to who plays SWTOR is having issues and most of us are long time gamers with really nice systems.

“Most” Star Wars: The Old Republic players “aren’t really having performance concerns”, game director James Ohlen told Eurogamer this afternoon.

He goes on to say that only about 5% of gamers are having problems, most of them with “low-end PCs”.

“The thing is, for the most part, 95 per cent – oh I can’t give you the exact percentage – most of our players aren’t really having performance concerns,” James Ohlen told Eurogamer.

Hmm… sounds like a made up figure there to me.

And as for the low-end PC comment, I’m hearing a lot of gamers who beg to differ with Ohlen on that one. First off, there are loads of complaints on the forums about it which seems to be much more than a mere 5% of the population and secondly, I know myself and a few other close friends and family members who have great systems and are still experiencing problems.

Many will think it’s just BioWare trying to downplay any problems with their game.

Now honestly, the performance issues have not been so bad for me that it affects my enjoyment of the game but to completely deny the problem exists is definitely frustrating to gamers who have paid to play this game. What do you think? Is it just our crappy systems or are there deeper performance issues with SWTOR?

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.