Star Wars The Old Republic’s Hickman Talks of Post-F2P Server Health
It’s been four months since the controversial free-to-play conversion of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Today, SWTOR Executive Producer Jeff Hickman posted a State of the Game letter to let everyone know they feel the monetization model change has been a success in bringing in players. He tells us over 2 million new accounts had been created since the F2P launch with thousands of new players signing up daily, though he doesn’t get into how many of them stay active past the first month.
Upcoming game improvements they are working on include the ability to change your characters look and species (for a price), the much-asked-for hood toggle, and other quality of life improvements after this spring’s Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion. Whether all this is making enough money for Bioware to keep the AAA title afloat remains to be seen.