SWTOR Gains 2 Million New Players Since Free-to-Play Conversion
Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) Executive Producer Jeff Hickman dispatched his latest ÂState of the GameÂ missive this week with an update on BioWareÂs MMORPG. Hickman acknowledged some of the issues that plagued the game following its launch along with the declining subscriber playerbase that led to the eventual conversion to free-to-play. Luckily, that move has helped revitalize the numbers as Hickman stated that more than 2 million new accounts have been created since the free-to-play launch.
Beyond the good news about increased account creations, HickmanÂs update focused largely on the addition of new ever-expanding Cartel Market microtransaction features, including new customization options that will be available with the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion this summer.
And IÂm happy to announce that weÂll be introducing several new features along the way, like a new customization feature, which will allow you to change your character's hair style, eye color, body type, or even species (including the upcoming Cathar!) using Cartel Coins. Look for it in early summer.
Source: SWTOR State of the Game