It’s no secret that The Old Republic has been struggling in the MMO market ever since its deceptively large launch. With dwindling subscription numbers and very little to entice people to stick around after finishing the main narrative, going Free-to-play may be ToR’s only hope to survive into the future. The Old Republic’s lead designer Emmanuel Lusinchi had this to say about the MMO’s potential switch to the Free-to-play model,
[quote]The MMO market is very dynamic and we need to be dynamic as well,” he says. “Unless people are happy with what they have, they are constantly demanding updates, new modes and situations. So we are looking at free-to-play but I can’t tell you in much detail. We have to be flexible and adapt to what is going on.[/quote]
So there you have it. Only time will tell if they actually take the jump or not. Would ToR going Free-to-play entice you to try it out? Tell us what you think below.