SWTOR Gains 2 Million Users from F2P

In the past two years, quite a few MMOs have been making the transition to F2P with, apparently, great success. Recently, En Masse Entertainment celebrated TERA surpassing the 1.4 million user mark just a month after making the switch.

Last year, BioWare's Star Wars MMO The Old Republic was struggling to maintain a stable player base. In 2012, the game sustained a 400K drop in players from February to March, just a few months after its official launch. The losses were heavy enough that by August, BioWare and EA were already considering making a switch to free-to-play. The transition was finalized in November last year.

Now, SWTOR is reporting that over two million new accounts have been created since the F2P change. "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 BioWare executive producer Jeff Hickman in the SWTOR "State of the Game #3" blog post. "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."


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  • Stimpack
    Good, bad, or ugly, they're going to say this game is doing great until the day it shuts down.

    I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything, but that's just how it works.
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  • rawoysters
    When is Tom's going to do something about these worthless spammers?
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  • Stimpack
    Good, bad, or ugly, they're going to say this game is doing great until the day it shuts down.

    I'm not trying to be a jerk or anything, but that's just how it works.
    18
  • rawoysters
    When is Tom's going to do something about these worthless spammers?
    10
  • seller417
    Brilliant, WOW will be next
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