Video game developer BioWare has revealed that it will introduce a character transfer system for its MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic early during the summer and that it has plans to add more content before the end of the year, complete with new races and possibly new classes to try out.
Dallas Dickinson, who is a senior producer at BioWare
working on The Old Republic, has stated during a Questions & Answers session that, “First we’ll have some targeted free transfers from/to specific servers, but that will be followed with a broader system where you can either take advantage of free promotional transfers to specific servers or paid transfers to the server of your choice.”
He added, “We know everyone has more questions about character transfer, and we’ll reveal more details closer to the launch date.”
It seems that BioWare plans to make it easier for “motivated players,” which probably means those who reach the level cap, to transfer to servers that have bigger populations in order to have the best experience possible with the MMO.
The Q&A session did not offer any clear indication of what races might be added to The Old Republic
or if potential new races will get the same lengthy introduction that classes available on launch received.
It’s not clear whether the new content and the new transfer mechanics are delivered in order to smooth the game experience for those who are paying subscriptions or whether they are rushed out so that those who are considering quitting the MMO will abandon their plans.
Publisher Electronic Arts has claimed that The Old Republic
is not losing subscribers even though it has seen less gamers logging in at the same time.
In February 1.7 million players were paying a monthly subscription for Star Wars: The Old Republic.