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Free-to-Play Option Coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic this Fall

There is some great news for Star Wars fans, and particularly those who haven’t yet tried out, or subscribed to Star Wars: The Old Republic.

BioWare announced this morning that they are planning to add a new Free-to-Play option to the MMO this fall.  The new option will give players access to each of the eight classes and can be leveled up to 50.  For those looking for unlimited game access or to be able to access higher-level game content and features, you will need to purchase those items individually or use the subscription model.

“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’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.”

As a bonus, Star Wars: The Old Republic will go on sale in August for $14.99 USD, including one-month of free subscription.


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