Old Republic beta weekends kick off September 2

A select few of us will soon be able to feel the force as we head into the first weekend beta for Star Wars: The Old Republic as it opens on September 2, BioWare announced at PAX this week (via Massively).

Those that signed up for the beta on the game’s official website are in with a chance of being selected, as well as people who have pre-ordered the title. We’ll be able to play the game over the weekend to help give the devs a bit more info on how everything runs. The full thing is currently aiming for a 2011 release so we can’t imagine this testing phase to last too long, nor the gap between beta and release.

In other words: don’t dread too much if you miss out on this one.