News has just been posted that Electronic Arts and Bioware will be releasing new information about the recently announced Free to Play option and new content in Star Wars: The Old Republic during the Gamescom gaming convention. As was the case for the past 2 years they will have computers available for people to log in with their characters or create completely new characters on the spot and try the game for the first time. The most exciting thing for all the fans will be the possibility to try out a brand new PvP warzone “Ancient Hypergates” against the dev team no less. This event will take place at specific time during the duration of the convention. There are more fun activities planned. including a community meet and greet taking place at a secret location on August 16th. You can find the full announcement here or read our recap bellow:
- Play the New Warzone: Drop by Booth B-082 in Hall 6 on the show floor where you’ll find 32 PC stations dedicated to playing The Old Republic™. Convention participants will be the first to get hands-on with the new ‘Ancient Hypergates’ Warzone. We will give people the chance to play their own character or try the game for the first time by signing up for the Free Trial and playing one of the Origin Worlds. Show up at the right time and you might even get to play the new Warzone against members of the Development team!
- Pictures and Prizes: As always, you can also take a picture with some of the colorful Star Wars™ characters on hand from the 501st Legion. We’ll also be handing out collectibles and codes for unique in-game items.
- EA Press Conference: Fans and Press should expect to hear some exciting new details about the future of The Old Republic during the presentation on Tuesday, August 14.
- Community Meet & Greet: If you’re in Cologne, why not come by for drinks and lively conversation with the development team? Apply for an invitation here! The Meet & Greet is scheduled for 8pm on Thursday, August 16 at a secret location. We look forward to seeing some of you there, but even if you can’t make the show, we hope you’ll be following closely online to hear about some of the new announcements and reveals we have planned.