Star Wars: The Old Republic Goes Free-to-Play
- July 31st, 2012
- By MogKnight
Well, I mean… it was gonna happen.
EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic started strong with its release, only to suffer from a lot of dropped subscriptions, and it also doesn’t help that many jobs were dropped from BioWare Austin.
Just announced today, EA will now be adding SWTOR to the list of Free-to-Play MMOs out there starting this fall.
The game will still use a subscription system, which will allow players complete access to all the game features. While details aren’t mentioned, players will also be given a monthly allowance of “Cartel Coins” which can be used to purchase in-game items including customizable gear and convenience features.
Of course, going with the free route will feature some restrictions. What are they, you might ask? Well…
- You will still have full story access from level 1-50
- Some character creation options will be limited
- You will have a limited amount of Warzone/Flashpoints/Space Missions entries per week
- Operations are for subscribers only
- Travel services are restricted (Probably waypoints?)
- Login priority for those that pay
- Auctions are limited for free players
SWTOR will also go on sale before the Free-to-Play update for $14.99 and will include a free month. More details about SWTOR going Free-to-Play can be found on the official SWTOR website at http://www.swtor.com/free.