BioWare Offers Up Early Access To Star Wars Game

Austin-based BioWare, the division of Electronic Arts which runs the Star Wars: The Old Republic massively multiplayer, online game, said it has launched early access to a new title to its susbcribers. Bioware said it has launched a new, free-to-play title called Galactic Starfighter, which is an expansion on the Star Wars: The Old Republic world. BioWare is using the early access to encourage subscription to Star Wars: The Old Republic. That game is now split between a numnber of free player levels, and a subscription offering with a monthly fee and more features. EA shifted the game to a freemium model in 2012.