Star Ware: The Old Republic or better known with gamers as SWTOR has been losing subscriptions, down below the 1 million mark. Recently the developer, BioWare, to increase its user-base has announced that this fall the game will be going free-to-play for some users. The details on the free part as follows: Gamers playing for free for the first 50 levels, access to play all eight different characters with some limitations on in game play. Missing parts of the game/ game play can be acquired by purchasing via in game currency, Cartel Coins.
Normal subscription players will see no change and users who play the free model can upgrade to the paid one at any time, unlocking all in game features with their brothers and sisters who are paying. To boost the free-to-play base, the game will go on sale this August for around 15 USD with a one-month free trial. Matthew Bromber, General Manager for BioWare was quoted when asked about the free-to-play announcement, “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”.
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Star Wars: The Old Republic is a Massive Multiplayer Online game or better known as an MMO, developed by BioWare, with players and settings of that to the Star Wars franchise written and directed by George Lucas. It’s been known that a massive amount of capital went into making and obtaining the rights to use the Star Wars theme, coming under scrutiny. Recently the developer has announced a free-to-play model to boost the user-base back above the 1 million threshold.