EA announced last month that Star Wars: The Old Republic would see its free trial enlarged so that players could romp about the galaxy for free all the way up to level 15...
...and now it's happened.
Don't worry if you've previously been a part of a free weekend or other free trials, you're allowed nice things too, and this new initiaitve is open to all.
Full freemium here we come! Maybe.
Today we are excited to announce the Star Wars: The Old Republic: Free Trial," read the official blurb. "Now you will be able to live out your very own Star Wars™ saga with thousands of other players up to level 15 with no charge or time limit! The Star Wars: The Old Republic Free Trial allows individuals, without a previously active Star Wars: The Old Republic game account, to see a portion of what the game has to offer with no payment method required.
"Free Trial participants will experience the opening adventures of each of the eight character classes in the game. Players will explore their classes' Origin World, and may even have the opportunity to visit their faction’s Capital World! Additionally, Free Trial players will have the chance to face off against other players in Player-vs.-Player Warzones, or join up with friends and play through a Flashpoint."
SWTOR has rather been haemorraghing subscriptions, losing 400,000 players between February and May this year, although it did get a fairly warm reception upon release.
You can check out the final instalment of Carl's five-part Star Wars: The Old Republic review here.