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Star Wars: The Old Republic to become free-to-play up to level 50 this fall

Star Wars: The Old Republic is going free-to-play this fall up to level 50

| Gaming News | Posted: Jul 31, 2012 10:31 pm

It hasn't even been a year since the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic, yet the company is already moving the game to free-to-play status. Announced today, the game will become free-to-play up to level 50 using 8 different character classes this fall. Of course, this free-to-play will include some restrictions.

 

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"Players want flexibility and choice," says Matthew Bromberg of BioWare Austin in a press release, "The subscription-only model presented a major barrier for a lot of people who wanted to become part of The Old Republic universe."

 

"Since launch, we've been listening to feedback from our fans and adding new content and refining The Old Republic at a breakneck pace. 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," says executive producer Jeff Hickman.

 

However, this game hasn't gone free-to-play out of the kindness of the developers. Instead, the game has gone free-to-play out of necessity. In February, 1.7 million people were playing the game. In May, however, that number dropped down to 1.3 million. This is most likely the real reason the game is going free-to-play.

NEWS SOURCES:Digitaltrends.com

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