Star Wars: The Old Republic tops Steam’s new F2P releases in July

    
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Ohhh snap.

Is it the Force or Valve that’s giving Star Wars: The Old Republic a huge bump in popularity this summer? Perhaps it’s both, because a month after BioWare’s MMO hit Steam, it’s already topping charts on the platform.

This past Tuesday, Valve posted a list of the top Steam releases in July as ranked by revenue generated during those titles’ first two weeks. SWTOR is on that list of 20 titles, but it gets better! It’s also at the very top of the list of free-to-play titles, “as ranked by total unique player count.”

‘Even though we launched with only 10 days left in July, we were listed in the Top Releases of July 2020 for Steam,” BioWare said on Twitter. “Thank you to all the Veterans and new players alike that made this launch absolutely incredible.”

Source: Steam
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Schmidt.Capela

Tangentially related, the next Star Wars release from EA has been revealed. And no, it isn’t an out of season April Fool’s joke.

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dreamer

The like/dislike ratio on the announcement video speaks volumes.

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Hikari Kenzaki

I’ve taken to streaming it pretty regularly again. Got a new playthrough with a Vette-like Trooper. #FreeSpewie!

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

I picked it up and played a few new characters to 50 and subbed as well which I never thought I’d do again in any game let alone one I quit back in 2012 and leveled my old main from 50 to 75. I had a blast and also realized I am over the daily/weekly and gear grind from MMOs.

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PanagiotisLial1

I happen to play it as one of my 3 currently active games. It sure started to feel more lively already a month before steam and after steam, a lot more populated

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Bruno Brito

I wonder about the reviews. F2P games tend to get mixed reviews if their business model isn’t really good, and that’s the case with SWTOR right now.

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IronSalamander8 .

That is part of why I left in 2016 just before the merge down to 5 (4?) servers. The business model has been a mess for a long time.

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Bruno Brito

I feel like they could have easened a LOT of the F2P restrictions, allowing for a better leveling scene. Seeing people playing all over and being able to play leveling PvP is really fun. The Warzones lockout is dumb. So was the helm stuff, the quickbar slots, etc etc.

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PanagiotisLial1

They had eased the limitations with Onslaught release by a lot already but still they shouldnt have had even 1 action quickbar locked behind a sub. For the expansions now its free up to(including) Shadows of Revan and you can along all on every toon just by subbing for one month so its not that bad

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Bruno Brito

None.

I’m ok with Artifact Requisition, i’m ok with level locks ( altho i think it’s better to just allow F2P to play with P2P until level cap and lock them out of raids, and put some restrictions on dungeons ), i think the best of F2P existence is warm bodies for PvP.

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Mallus

The warzone pvp lockout prevents me from playing this as a FTP game. Maybe they could sell an unlock like they do for gear etc…