Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare’s take on a Star Wars MMO, will be going free-to-play this fall. Well, partly. The game will actually add a free-to-play option, with diehard fans able to keep their subscription for unrestricted access to all content as well as some of the new in-game currency, Cartel Coins. The free option will allow players access to each of the eight characters, though there will be a level limit (50) and restrictions on advanced features and accessing new content. For the free players who want a little more, Cartel Coins can be used to unlock some of the premium material.
The first phase in the move to opening up the free-to-play route will involve The Old Republic going on sale next month for $14.99. Current players should be happy to hear that BioWare plans on increasing content updates, with the first also releasing in August. Current players will also receive Cartel Coin grants in addition to access to special in-game items. Former players can re-activate their account to receive the perks as well.
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