BioWare announced this morning that the new Free to Play option for Star Wars: The Old Republic is now live. With it, players of the well-received massively multiplayer RPG can now experience large portions of the game at no cost.
“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.”
While players (old and new) will now be able to experience the game for free, they can also still opt to pay a monthly subscription fee, which will unlock additional benefits. There will also be an in-game shop, allowing all players to make one-off purchases of items and selected in-game features.