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Old Republic pricing may hold some surprises

BioWare hoping to shake up MMO pricing

Dr Ray Muzyka, GM of BioWare and EA's RPG guru has been teasing pricing structures for their upcoming MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic.

While speaking to Kotaku at the GDC last week Muzyka mentioned that the new Star Wars MMO's pricing plan will be "be more of the traditional business model with maybe some twists as well."

This would seem to indicate that EA are looking at a subscription model for SWTOR but there have been some indications that microtransactions could feature in the game as well.

"With Star Wars: The Old Republic, we haven't announced anything yet," Muzyka adds. "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."

Ray wasn't getting pinned down to a specific explanation on their planned pricing strategy but at least we know that, as far as BioWare goes, value for money is a phrase that still means the same to them as it does to us.

More on this as we get it.

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