Video game developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts have announced that their MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting another free weekend, allowing gamers to get into the title without paying anything in order to get a quick taste of how the experience works.
The official blog for Star Wars: The Old Republic says that the Weekend Pass Free Trial will launch at 12:01 AM Central Daylight Time on Thursday, May 17 and will end at 02:00 AM CDT on Monday, May 21.
The big limitation for the Star Wars: The Old Republic
free weekend is that only those who have not taken part in previous similar events can get into the MMO.
Characters that are linked to accounts for the Weekend Pass Free Trial will be unable to get past level 15, will only access the Origin World, Capital World, the core Fleet area, Warzones and their first Flashpoint and will have limited options when interacting with other gamers.
The good news is that BioWare does not have any plans to delete the characters that are created during the free weekend for The Old Republic, meaning that anyone who levels up a little and later buys the game will be able to pick up exactly where he left off.
The fact that The Old Republic
is getting yet another free weekend probably means that both BioWare and Electronic Arts are trying to boost the overall subscription numbers for the MMO, which have dropped to just 1.3 million in March after coming in at 1.7 million in the middle of February.
Executives from both companies have said that the number of players is good at the moment and that they will try to bring more gamers in by launching new content for the MMO and by staging a number of events similar to the Rakghoul Plague.