Big and drastic news sets on the horizon for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The rumors of SWTOR going free-to-play might actually be true.
Although the article has now been pulled, Lead Designer Emmanuel Lusinchi admitted to UK video game magazine Games that F2P is a distinct possibility for BioWare‘s MMORPG.
“The MMO market is very dynamic and we need to be dynamic as well. Unless people are happy with what they have, they are constantly demanding updates, new modes and situations,” He explains, “So we are looking at free-to-play but I can’t tell you in much detail. We have to be flexible and adapt to what is going on.”
Does this give credence to the expansion pack rumors on Reddit a couple of weeks back?
[Update: Just after we recorded this hit, GameIndustry.biz reported that EA President Frank Gibeau said, "We're going to be in the business from a long term standpoint so absolutely we're going to embrace free access, free trial, ultimately some day we can move in and embrace [a free-to-play] model.”]