2M Register for Star Wars: The Old Republic Since Free-to-Play Option

by William D'Angelo, posted on 22 March 2013 / 3,848 Views

In a developers blog by Star Wars: The Old Republic executive producer Jeff Hickman has stated that more than two million people have created new accounts for the game since the option of free-to-play launched on November 15, 2012. Thousands of new people are signing of up to play every single day.

"Our new, high capacity servers are teeming with people. Since launch of the Free-to-Play option we have had over 2 million new accounts created and have thousands of new players jumping in every single day," said Hickman. "This means more people to play with, more growth for your guilds, more Warzone matches, and more ways for players to continue to advance their characters."

He did state that when the game was subscription based it was quickly losing subscribers and players were annoyed by some of the features. He stated that the development tea, has made several improvements since than. Updates to the game are now happening more frequently now.

"We know that there are still a lot of things we need to do to make playing Star Wars: The Old Republic the best experience it can be," he added.


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7 Comments

Vashyo (on 22 March 2013)

Tortanic still not sunken?


Nem (on 22 March 2013)

This game has received alot of flak unjustly. Its a really enjoyable game and it has been improved alot in the last few months. Theres content updates every 8 weeks and new cartel market items almost every week. And you can play it for free... its the only MMO i still bother to log in every once i a while.


TheJimbo1234 (on 22 March 2013)

"...more than two million people have created new accounts for the game since the option of free-to-play launched on November 15, 2012." Wow, that is terrible. Note how he specifically does not say "ARE PLAYING", simply "created accounts" aka try it then leave,


pokoko (on 22 March 2013)

It's honestly a good game. I'd recommend it to anyone just to play the leveling up portion, as it's pretty much a full game in that regard. I quit because the end-game was typical MMO (at the time, dunno about now) but I had a lot of fun leveling different characters, especially since you get variety with the Dark/Light choices.


archer9234 (on 22 March 2013)

I just starting playing it with a friend too. It's fun. But I rather it have been online coo-op only.


Heavenly_King (on 22 March 2013)

2M people are paying for it since it was free to play? Or the 2M are people playing free??


ganoncrotch (on 22 March 2013)

"Our new, high capacity servers" aka we've merged all the dead servers together because we started off with way too many thinking this was going to be the wow killer. Considering this cost in the region of 200million dollars to make and was subscription based for less than 200days they could have burned 1 million a day in a fire and at least maybe warmed the EA offices with it.


Nem (on 24 March 2013)

Not the case at all. Where before you could only have 100 people on the fleet on the old servers you can now have 300 per instance. It was a real tech upgrade. Also, you're just hating.


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