BioWare Launches Free-To-Play Option for Star Wars: The Old Republic

EA and BioWare recently announced that they have launched a brand-new Free-To-Play option for Star Wars: The Old Republic. With the free-to-play option, players can play the as much as they want until their character hits level 50. Of course, BioWare still offers the traditional subscription options; but the new F2P option gives players flexibility on how they want to play the game.

Learn more about Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Free-To-Play subscription option after the break.

According to Matthew Bromberg, General Manager of BioWare Austin,

“We want to give our players the freedom to enjoy Star Wars: The Old Republic when and how they want; there has never been a better time to start playing with us.”

Players interested in trying out the Free-To-Play option can rejoice because unlike other MMORPG’s, Star Wars: The Old Republic’s F2P doesn’t ask for credit card information. On the other hand, F2P subscribers can only access a number of features including story content.

In order to access features like Secure Trading, Respecialization, Guilds, and Commendations Cap, players must choose from one of the available paid-subscription plans:

  • 60 Days for $29.99 (billed once/non-recurring)
  • 30 Days for $14.99/month (billed every 30 days)
  • 90 Days for $41.97 (billed every 90 days)
  • 180 Days for $77.94 (billed every 180 days)

Click here to start downloading the Star Wars: The Old Republic Free-To-Play client.

Here’s a question for you Star Wars fans. Since there’s a new Free-to-Play option, will you be giving Star Wars: The Old Republic a try?


About janhutchings

Canadian Game Industry Blogger / Contributor for @Sonyrumors & @ShogunGamer / Communications and PR Professional. Voice of Canadian and Indie Gaming.

Posted on November 16, 2012, in Gaming News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. actually yeah! i jumped back on it along with a few other of my friends. we all ended up subscribing again too.

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