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Pricing May Have "Some Twists"

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Kotaku is reporting on some comments by BioWare's Ray Muzyka during their interview at this year's GDC regarding The Old Republic's pricing situation.  When asked about the game's pricing plan (which has yet to be announced), Dr. Muzyka replied that it will "be more of the traditional business model with maybe some twists as well."

Twists? Hm, this would make sense, especially given the story we reported on last year, uncovering evidence of potential microtransactions in the TOR Game Testing application's Terms of Service agreement. Unfortunately, Dr. Muzyka wouldn't elaborate much further on these "twists" other than to explain what EA's high-level goals are for The Old Republic's pricing:

"With Star Wars: The Old Republic, we haven't announced anything yet. But what we're striving to do, to clarify what I said earlier, is to make sure the fans and the audience that we're trying to reach feel they are getting something they understand and feel that it is a good value for their money — and feel that there is a way they actually want to engage in the experience, both in how they play it and how they pay for it. That's our high-level goal."

Via Kotaku.

If The Old Republic turned out to be a bit of a hybrid subscription/micro MMO a'la DDO Unlimited, would you still be interested in playing it? Or would such an implementation be a deal breaker for you? Let us know in the comments below!


Michael Bitton

Michael Bitton / Michael began his career at the WarCry Network in 2005 as the site manager for several different WarCry fansite portals. In 2008, Michael worked for the startup magazine Massive Gamer as a columnist and online news editor. In June of 2009, Michael joined MMORPG.com as the site's Community Manager. Follow him on Twitter @eMikeB