Star Wars: The Old Republic game testing begins

The ‘game testing’ — LucasArts talk for ‘beta’ — for Star Wars: The Old Republic has begun, the MMO’s official site has declared today.

To be rolled out in “several phases,” the first handful of applicants have been notified via email with instructions on how to gain access. Inbox empty? Fear not; while BioWare isn’t departing with any specific numbers, the number of applicants accepted will be ever expanding.

New applicants are still being accepted as well. Those yet to sign up can try their luck right here.

No word yet on when this testing might end, however, considering the rather vague ‘spring 2011‘ launch window, chances are it’ll go on for quite a while.