All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’

The Old Republic Galactic Starfighter Expansion Now Available To Everyone

Last month, BioWare introduced space combat to Star Wars: The Old Republic as part of the Galactic Starfighter expansion. At launch, the expansion could only be enjoyed by subscribers as free-to-play players had to wait. It turns out the wait was only for a month as the expansion is now available to all. BioWare announced this morning that the Galactic …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Getting Space Combat

Star Wars: The Old Republic is still chugging along as it attempts to keep its current players and attract new players and subscribers to the game. It has done this through a number of new expansions to the game, but the latest expansion may just attract players who want a return to the gameplay seen in TIE Fighter. BioWare announced …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Adds New PvP Zones In Dread War Update

Star Wars: The Old Republic became one of the biggest jokes of 2012 as the much hyped MMO went free-to-play in less than a year after losing thousands of subscribers. Now the game is starting to see some life again after a few successful additions, including a full-fledged expansion, brought life back into the game. Now EA is continuing that …

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Character Customization Coming To Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic was the subject of countless jokes and TORtantic memes last year after the game started to bleed subscribers. The MMO went free-to-play less than a year after launch, and now EA has to retain players while attracting new players to the game. In April, the team at BioWare Austin added a number of features and …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic “Relics of the Gree” Event Teased in New Video

Last April, the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO held its first live in-game event. The Rakghoul Plague event, as it was called, had players running around Tatooine and infecting each other with a deadly plague. Of course, that was before it became clear that the game was hemorrhaging subscribers, before the massive layoffs that hit Bioware Austin, and before …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Gets Its First Expansion Next Year

Despite all the TORtanic jokes, the move to a hybrid free-to-play model was the right move for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The game keeps all of its loyal subscribers and is able to attract new players at the same time, but what about the players that left? BioWare might be able to bring them back with the game’s first …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Spreads Life Day Cheer

Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA’s newest MMO, set records by going from subscription to free-to-play in under one year. Now that the game is free-to-play, BioWare is tasked with adding plenty of extras that can be bought with the game’s new Cartel Coin currency. This week, patch 1.6 for the game went live, bringing with it (according to the …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is Now a Free-to-Play MMO

Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA and Bioware’s MMO set in a galaxy far, far away, has officially gone free-to-play. Subscriptions to the game are still available, and provide many of the benefits free players will have to pay for in microtransactions. Players who choose to play for free can experience all of the leveling experiences for each class in …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Gives Up, Goes Free-To-Play This Fall

It was so cute to watch BioWare and EA try to stave off suggestions that Star Wars: The Old Republic would be going free to play for so long. They didn’t want to admit that they had made a World of Warcraft clone and had to go free-to-play like all the other WoW clones. Now the truth is finally setting …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Kind Of Going Free-To-Play

The Old Republic has not been the success story that EA and BioWare had hoped it would be. Sure, the game still has quite a few players, but it’s nowhere near the levels that titans like WoW enjoy. One method to get more players on board would be to go free-to-play, but that would be an admission of failure on …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch 1.3 Brings Group Finder Tomorrow

The next major update for the Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is coming to servers tomorrow morning, June 26. Patch 1.3 brings a feature the SWTOR community has been clamoring for since the game debuted: a group finder tool. The update also brings a host of smaller changes to the game, including new legacy perks. The new group finder …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Developer Announces Layoffs

Layoffs, redundancies, or restructuring. Call it what you will, the studio responsible for Electronic Arts’ (EA) flagship MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has announced it has fired some of its staff. The announcement came on the official forums for The Old Republic, in a post by Bioware co-founder Greg Zeschuk. The message, attributed to both Zeschuk and Bioware’s other …

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