Many rumors have been bouncing from one star ship to the next with the possibility of SWTOR going F2P.
Even with the recent news of Bioware’s Lead Designer Emmanuel Lusinchi making the comment about the team looking into F2P — then the article getting pulled — as well as a comment from EA President Frank Gibeau about possibly embracing the model down the road, many gamers find themselves confused.
Today PCGamer got an interview with James Ohlen to ask the question: can F2P work with SWTOR?
“I think it can work for different games. It really depends on how you go with your game. Games that have been built to be free-to-play from the start definitely work out. Now, there have been games that weren’t free to play from the start and transferred over to becoming free to play that have worked as well. But it’s definitely not something that’s super easy to do.”
We have seen in the past other MMO’s pull substantially better numbers after transitioning from sub to F2P. And with SWTOR already planning on adding a unlimited-time trial for players looking to get their feet wet up to level 15, time will tell what Bioware and EA decide to do.
If the game did go to F2P would you go back or has your ship already jumped to light speed? Let us know in the comments below.