Electronic Arts and LucasArts have switched the business model for the struggling massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, to Free-to-Play.
With Walt Disney Pictures developing three new Star Wars movies, there’s a lot of excitement around the franchise. Perhaps that will help BioWare attract a larger audience to Star Wars: The Old Republic. Certainly, going Free-to-Play should generate new fans. Electronic Arts and LucasArts have switched the business model for the struggling massively multiplayer online (MMO) game to Free-to-Play. Players can experience the complete storylines of all eight, iconic Star Wars classes, all the way to level 50 for free. This new option complements the existing subscription offering, providing players with flexibility in how they choose to experience Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
“We want to give our players the freedom to enjoy Star Wars: The Old Republic when and how they want,” said Matthew Bromberg, General Manager of BioWare Austin. “There has never been a better time to start playing with us.”
Also today, BioWare released Game Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated, which adds new areas to explore, a new Companion character and more, including:
Get ready for an action-packed adventure to earn control of one of the galaxy’s most deadly Assassins, HK-51. Submerged beneath the icy surface of Belsavis lies a derelict ship and if you are brave enough to venture through the wreckage, you will embark on a mission that ultimately rewards you with a powerful new, yet familiar, ally: the ruthless Assassin Droid, HK-51.