While BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic started off with a lot of hype and expectations, it seems that the game was not the commercial success that BioWare expected, leading the company to drop the subscription system in favor of a free-to-play model. Now the bad news for SWTOR players who are still playing the game, especially on the Asia Pacific servers, BioWare has announced that they will be closing […]
Earlier this year there were rumors that suggested that Star Wars: The Old Republic could be going free-to-play. This was later confirmed by EA who announced that the free-to-play option would be arriving this fall. Well the good news is that if you were looking to get your hands on the game but wanted to wait until F2P was launched, you’re in luck as BioWare has officially announced that come […]
It was a while back that there were reports of BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic facing a decline in logins, suggesting that players might have gotten bored and tired of the MMO. If you are one of those players, or if you’re still hanging on and hoping that things will start to shape up, you might be interested to learn that BioWare will be taking a pretty aggressive approach […]
Looks as though our rumors from last week were true, EA has decided add a free-to-play option for its popular MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. This fall, they will add an option that will not require a $14.99 monthly fee. Starting August, they will cut the price by $14.95 which will also come with a free month of subscription.
Star Wars: The Old Republic allegedly in the process of adopting the free-to-play model, according to anonymous BioWare Austin employee
Back in June, we reported that according to Star Wars: The Old Republic’s lead designer, they were considering the free-to-play model. For those unfamiliar, the free-to-play model, as the name implies, lets gamers play the game for free without any subscription fees (unlike MMOs such as World of Warcraft). Instead developers make money by selling perks, items, gold and whatnot for cash. At the time of reporting, the developers were […]
Bioware has just announced that they are now offering free trials for Star wars: the Old Republic. Beginning today, you can try the game with no limitations up to level 15 at no cost as long as you don’t already have an account.You’ll be able to use any of the 8 character classes available as well as explore the Origin World and your character’s faction world. You can even participate […]
Some of the reasons people choose not to play MMORPGs is because some of the more popular ones, like Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, requires that players pay a subscription fee every month on top of purchasing the game itself. If that is one of the reasons that has been holding you back from playing BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR), you might be interested to learn that the game […]
Despite reports of Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) facing a decline in logins, it looks like BioWare is still interested in rolling out patches for the game that will bring new content and features to players in hopes of keeping them entertained. Well if you enjoyed the 1.2 patch, it looks like BioWare has another patch planned in version 1.3 dubbed “Allies”. No word on when 1.3 will be […]
Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is a relatively new game at four months old, but players who log into the game might have noticed that some servers are sporting “light” population even at peak times. Could the game have lost its novelty? Some gamers and analysts believe that it has, which might account for the heavy marketing. Apparently this isn’t the case according to BioWare, which revealed that while […]
To celebrate the launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic on the 20th earlier this week, a Sith vs Jedi Lightsaber freeze mob took place in the middle of New York’s Times Square. In case you weren’t aware, Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of the most impressive uses of the Star Wars license for a video game in awhile. This massively multiplayer online role playing game puts gamers […]
Good news MMO fans, if you have been eagerly anticipating EA and Bioware’s MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, according to Inc Gamers, the game appears to have its early access date move up to the 13th of December, a good two days before its original date that was originally slated for the 15th of December.
While Star Wars Galaxies is closing down at the end of the year, it looks like it has a successor ready to take its place. Previously it was rumored that Star Wars: The Old Republic would be delayed until next year, but BioWare has just come forward announced a release date for the game and it’s going to be on schedule. The long-awaited Star Wars MMO will released on December […]
Electronic Arts knows that there are full of Star Wars fanatics around the world – which is why they are rather worried that the sheer number – or should I say, force, of fanatics will actually hop on the Star Wars: The Old Republic bandwagon when it is released, where such a huge number of players might actually cause a deterioration in server performance that the game itself ends up […]
Finally, we have reached the last of the Razer offerings (for today at least) when it comes to the tie in with Star Wars: The Old Republic. We have here the Razer Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Headset, and knowing Razer’s expertise in the gaming peripheral market, you will be able to enjoy 5.1 surround sound audio that will offer you tactical aural advantage so that you will seem […]