Starfighters (with the ability to make use of special modifications) and the classic space dogfights of Star Wars are coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic. BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., and LucasArts have officially announced Galactic Starfighter, an upcoming the Free-to-Play digital expansion of the hit Star Wars: The Old Republic. The new add-on features Player-vs-Player (PvP) combat with epic 12-against-12 space battles, a variety of unique starships, a wide set of customization and upgrade options, and multiple battle zones and gameplay modes.
Active Star Wars: The Old Republic subscribers will be offered Early Access starting December 3 and Preferred Status Players (those who make a purchase from the Star Wars: The Old Republic online store) on January 14 (to qualify, players must gain Preferred Status between January 14, 2014 and February 3, 2014). Galactic Starfighter will be offered as a Free-to-Play digital expansion available to the public beginning on February 4. Each group will also receive special in-game items as part of this Early Access opportunity (detailed below).
"Our goal with Star Wars: The Old Republic has always been to immerse players into their own Star Wars adventure and huge space battles are a vital part of fulfilling that fantasy," said Jeff Hickman, general manager of BioWare Austin. "Galactic Starfighter will be a deep experience that will continue to grow over time. We can't wait for both our current and new players to get their hands on it soon."
Players who subscribe to Star Wars: The Old Republic by November 1 will receive an exclusive Galactic Starfighter early Gunship unlock and custom Gunship paint jobs. Starting December 3 subscribers are eligible to receive special reward items along with the Early Access opportunity.
- Subscriber Early Access Rewards (Subscriber Early Access opens December 3, 2013)
- Early Access to Galactic Starfighter on December 3
- Exclusive Paint Jobs
- Two Pilot Suits
- Two Titles ("Test Pilot" and "First Galactic Starfighter")
- Subscribers get the maximum leveling and progression benefit (a Starfighter Pass will also be available for purchase in the Cartel Market beginning January 14)
- Preferred Status players will receive:
- Early Access to Galactic Starfighter on January 14
- Two Pilot Suits
- Exclusive Title ("Test Pilot")
Star Wars: The Old Republic is a Free-to-Play, award-winning MMO set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars movies. Players team up with friends online to fight in heroic battles between the Republic and Empire, exploring a galaxy of vibrant planets and experiencing visceral Star Wars combat. Now players can experience the complete storylines of the eight iconic Star Wars classes, all the way to Level 50 without having to pay a monthly fee. The Free-to-Play option complements the existing subscription offering, providing greater flexibility in how to experience Star Wars: The Old Republic.
For more information on Galactic Starfighter, please visit StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/galactic-starfighter.