Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free to play this Fall

Star Wars: The Old Republic is going free to play in November, less than a year after release. All 8 fully voiced class stories from level 1 – 50 on both sides of the war will be available to be played and experienced for free. New in-game currency called Cartel Cash will be available which will allow players to buy various items from a cash shop. Details in a press release below.

BioWare™, a Label of Electronic Arts, announced today that it will be expanding the story-driven, massively multiplayer online game Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ by adding a new Free-to-Play option this fall. This option will give players access to each of the eight iconic Star Wars character class storylines, all the way up to level 50, with certain restrictions*. Unlimited game access, including new higher-level game content and new features will be made available through individual purchases or through a subscription option.

“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.

Jeff Hickman, Executive Producer of Star Wars: The Old Republic added, “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.”

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  • Olivia

    This looks interesting, am a big fan of RPGs, good thing this is a MMORPG! Woot Woot Thank you for sharing this!

    • Ramano

      A lot of the top P2P MMORPGs have gone free you may also be interest in Aion, Age of Conan, Lord Of The Rings Online, DC Universe Online, Star Trek Online just to name a few.

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