Star Wars: The Old Republic going Free-to-play in November
EA and Bioware have announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play in November and they have also listed the advantages of paying $14.99 per month. The F2P option allows players to level up to 50, and have access to eight Star Wars character class storylines.
“Players want flexibility and choice. The subscription-only model presented a major barrier for a lot of people who wanted to become part of The Old Republic universe,” said Matthew Bromberg, GM of BioWare Austin.
“Since launch we have been adding new content and refining The Old Republic at a breakneck pace based on the feedback from our fans. We believe we are in a position to help improve the service even more, not only by continuing to add new content, but also by expanding the game to many more Star Wars fans, increasing the populations on worlds and the vibrancy of the community,” added Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer of Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Players will receive a 1 month free subscription if they buy a retail copy of the game for $14.99.
- Subscription – A service designed for players who want unrestricted access to all the game features via ongoing subscription or by redeeming a Game Time Card. In addition to gaining access to all game content as our current subscribers do now, Subscribers will receive ongoing monthly grants of Cartel Coins*, the new virtual currency that will be introduced later this fall. Cartel Coins can be used to purchase valuable items including customizable gear and convenience features that will enhance the game play experience.
- Free-to-Play –The first 50 levels will be free-to-play, with some restrictions on access to new content and advanced player features. Some restrictions can be “unlocked” with Cartel Coins.
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