Sony Online Entertainment's free-to-play MMOG reaches new user milestone; Darth Maul set to make in-game appearance March 15.
Electronic Arts has a new Star Wars massively multiplayer online role-playing game on the market, Star Wars: The Old Republic, but that isn't keeping Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures from reaching a new user milestone.
Sony announced today that the free-to-play MMORPG has more than 10 million registered players. The game launched in 2010 for the PC and is based on the Cartoon Network show Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Looking ahead, Sony said gamers can expect to encounter the nefarious and once-bisected Sith Lord Darth Maul in a new content update due March 15. Players will be able to interact with the horned bad guy in "three different ways" to earn a new player title and amass other rewards.
The arrival of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures coincides with the Sith's return in season four of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which premiered last September.
As for EA's Star Wars MMOG, The Old Republic shipped in December 2011 and sold 2 million units by the publisher's latest count. The game boasts 1.7 million subscribers, who each pay $15 per month to continue playing.
If you are a great Star Wars fan the game SWTOR is worth getting. Otherwise, as i say to all my friends, stick to WoW. Only the story part is new compared to WoW anyway so its the Star Wars lore and class stories.
@shafe-man SWTOR is my first mmo (well APB was but look how that turned out) I think it is pretty awesome. If you're a star wars fan then I would pick it up.
Ah, Darth Maul. A fitting name really, considering he got cut in GOD DAMN HALF. I'm thinking about buying SWTOR, simply because of how massive the game looks, but I'm wary of spending even $5 a month for anything; I consider a game sale final, which is also why I reject F2P games. But I'm willing to set aside that fear if I can obtain a yearly deal or something that at least reduces the average to $10 a month; it just looks like too great a game to pass by.
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