We recently had a chance to catch up with BioWare Austin General Manager, Matt Bromberg, to talk to him about the ups and downs of The Old Republic and what the team plans to do moving forward with their new free-to-play model and supplying exciting new content to bolster current players, while bringing in new players as well.
"We’re committed to: about every six weeks, doing a major update for the game -- which would be a new Warzone, a new Operation, a new Flashpoint, a new event -- and to doing that on a really frequent cadence, every six weeks. So we’re going to stick to that," Bromberg told us regarding the team's plans moving forward.
"As well as the free-to-play launch -- which is coming in the fall -- we announced that subscribers who have lapsed are already qualified to get Cartel Coins, which will be the in-game currency in the game once free-to-play launches," he added of bringing back lost players. "So you get credit, not just for becoming a subscriber now, going forward, but also for all the time that you were a subscriber, you get more credits and more coin. So we’re hoping that that will encourage people to come back to the game and try it now."
The rest of the interview talks about free-to-play hurdles, the current vibe out at BioWare with all the year's turmoil and hints at new developments on the horizon.