Just in case you ever wanted to play Star Wars: The Old Republic, but didn’t want to pay for it, you can experience now the complete storylines of all eight, Star Wars classes – all the way to level 50 for free.
Until now, its been subscription-only – but it goes now free-to-play, probably because of the simple fact that the game has been struggling lately, with dwindling subscriber numbers since its release. The new option complements the existing subscription offering, so you can choose either to pay a subscription fee or play for free. Of course, if you choose the free-to-play option, you’ll have to face some in-game restrictions.
“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.”
Star Wars: The Old Republic is a story-driven, MMORPG with a Free-to-Play option from BioWare and LucasArts. Set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars movies, players team up with friends online to fight in heroic battles, explore a galaxy of vibrant planets, and experience visceral Star Wars combat, all set to a sweeping musical score.
Players are asked to join forces with either the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and choose one of eight iconic Star Wars characters, including the Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent.