BioWare released a brand new video preview summarizing some of the recent free-to-play information that was revealed earlier this week. In it, some of the major differences between subscription players and free-to-play players are discussed, along with some nifty previews of the Party Jawa and some of the other goodies coming in the near future.
Here’s the announcement:
Today we are excited to release our first episode of the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Free-to-Play Insider Preview. This new video series is your window into the latest news and information on the new Free-to-Play option coming to The Old Republic™ this Fall. The first video provides insight into the features offered to Free-to-Play players and Subscribers. Take a first look at the new Cartel Market as well as get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Free-to-Play option. Check out the video and let us know what you think – we’ll be watching for your feedback in the forums, online and on Facebook.
In the video, one new piece of information was discovered– free-to-play players will only have three races to choose from when creating characters: Human, Zabrak, and Cyborg.
Oh, and yes, we get a preview of the Cartel Market during the video. A piece of it is shown in the title image, but we also captured a screenshot of the full size version. The Market UI looks pretty consistent with SWTOR’s overall UI theme. We don’t get a preview of any actual Coin prices in the screenshot, unfortunately, but interestingly, the total number of Cartel Coins on-screen happens to be over 16,000. This is a steep jump from the 2500ish that most CE subscribers will be getting, but it’s unsure at this time if that number compares to anything realistically.