For those of you out there itching to get your Force-loving hands on BioWare’s massively-multiplayer role-playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic you’ll be interested to know that BioWare and LucasArts are currently debating about what pricing structures will be included in the game.
Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz, LucasArts president Darrell Rodriguez said there will most likely be several pricing options available to players, including subscriptions and micro-transactions, but the details have yet to be worked out. Rodriguez also revealed during Gamescom 2009 that he expects the game to receive at least as much support as LucasArts sunk into Star Wars: Galaxies, which was over seven years.
To drive and sustain this level of support, Rodriguez said LucasArts is taking a global view of The Old Republic in terms of its appeal and design.
“You start looking at how different communities, territories such as Asia, actually play games, and we start to consider it all - especially if we want it to be a worldwide phenomenon."
What kind of pricing structure do you expect/want for The Old Republic?