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Star Wars: The Old Republic update is delayed

BioWare has delayed the launch of Rise of the Rakghouls to tackle some bugs.

The eagerly-awaited update for Star Wars: The Old Republic has been delayed while BioWare tries to work out some bugs.

Rise of the Rakghouls was due to go out today, providing new content, level 50 bracketing for PvP WarZones and changes to Open World PvP on Ilum.

However, a statement from BioWare has told players that it will be postponed for "a few days", as it has discovered issues that require additional testing.

"We're working hard to bring you Game Update 1.1: Rise of the Rakghouls and are working hard to ensure your overall experience with Star Wars: The Old Republic is spectacular," the statement reads.

"The maintenance window for Game Update 1.1 will be rescheduled for some time within the next few days, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause."

It is yet another problem for the title, which has endured a host of issues since launch.

Many gamers who had pre-subscribed either failed to receive their access codes on time or received codes that didn't work.

BioWare was also then forced to admit more recently that the problem players have found with the texture quality of their created characters is down to a bug in the system, and gamers will not receive the quality standard advertised in screen shots.

Despite these problems, the title smashed existing records for massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, claiming to be the fast growing MMO game ever with more than one million people registering ahead of the launch.

However, the problems will be a source of embarrassment for BioWare - especially considering senior writer Alex Freed claimed prior to launch that the success of the game will "live or die" based on gamers' reception to updated content.

Another game release set for delays is Max Payne 3. Rockstar parent company Take-Two has pushed the launch date back from March to mid-May to "ensure it delivers the highest quality".ADNFCR-1220-ID-801267341-ADNFCR