Star Wars:The Old Republic is going to add a Free-to-Play option this fall

BioWare has announced today that its MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic by adding a new Free-to-Play option this fall.

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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 that can be “unlocked” with Cartel Coins.

Unlimited game access, including new higher-level game content and new features, will be made available through individual purchases or through a subscription option.

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“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 RepublicTM 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.”