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LucasArts: Old Republic MMO could have multiple payment options

Tuesday, 8th September 2009 20:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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LucasArts president Darrell Rodriguez has told GI.biz that subscriptions and microtransaction business models may be deployed when Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO launches.

No specific business model has been unveiled, but when speaking to the site at GamesCom, Rodriguez said that the company wants the business model to appeal to all regions.

“We talk about the business curves of subscriptions, interest and investment it takes to make these games, but at the end of the day it’s about making a compelling offering for our consumers,” he said. “We’re considering it all, absolutely.

“You start looking at how different communities, territories such as Asia, actually play games, and we start to consider it all – especially if we want it to be a worldwide phenomenon.”

Lightsaber: 10 Novian Rubies. Wookie pelt jacket: 8,000 Druggats. First-degree HK-50 assassin droid: 1500 Drallish crowns – it could be anything really.

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3 Comments

  1. Grimrita

    The more payment options will only be a good thing. Galaxies lacked such options at launch, with payments only allowed using a credit card.

    Game cards were only on sale in the US and payments for different communities needs to be taken into account. Blizzard take one used Wife in return for game time!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    As long as there is an option for a monthly service fee, I am in – the easier the better.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. endgame

    yes, monthly fees r awesome. i feel so good about myself when i know i can pay the developers/publishers more than 1000% of the amount of money that they need to maintain the game running. and u know what? that model also appeals to players from countries were the average pay/month is less than 300$. yeah, so awesome.. it’s good to see that more and more people are thinking at those players as well. the world is going in the right direction…

    #3 5 years ago

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