The Old Republic goes freetoplay for Easter

first_imgIt’s Easter weekend, and depending on where you are in the world you may be off work now until Tuesday. Ample time to settle down with a game, right? Especially if the weather outside isn’t great.Bioware and EA have decided to give you the perfect excuse to try out the latest Star Wars MMO: The Old Republic while you have some free time, and without spending a dime. The game is now free to download and play for the entire weekend via a free pass.Although you need to join up and create an account, no credit card is necessary to play. Once the download is complete you can play for free until 2am CDT on Monday April 9. After that you have a decision to make: stop playing, or buy the game and start paying a subscription?EA is promising to retain your characters after the weekend pass expires, meaning if you decide to keep playing you won’t have to start all over again. But be warned, the game isn’t exactly cheap.The standard edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic is $59.99 through Origin or as a physical copy with free shipping. There’s also a digital download only Deluxe Edition for $79.99, and a Collector’s Edition for a whopping $149.99. All three come with 30 days of game time included and then require a $14.99 monthly subscription. The extras on offer are detailed in the table below:With more and more MMOs going free-to-play, a game has to be something special to warrant paying for both the game and then an ongoing subscription. This weekend gives you the perfect opportunity to see if Star Wars: The Old Republic is worth your cash.Download the game now from the Weekend Pass web pagelast_img