Star Wars: The Old Republic goes Free to Play

Star Wars: the Old Republic will be going free-to-play...for this weekend only.

Starting this Thursday (March 15), players around the world will be able to jump in and experience Star Wars: The Old Republic in the first Weekend Pass Free Trial. This limited time opportunity will give individuals who donít already have a previously-active Star Wars: The Old Republic account a chance to experience the groundbreaking, story-driven MMO from EA, BioWare and LucasArts for up to four days for free, with no payment method required.

Individuals who take part in the Weekend Pass will be able to experience the opening adventures of each of the eight character classes in the game, exploring both their Origin World and may even have the opportunity to visit their factionís Capital World. Additionally, Weekend Pass players will have the chance to face off against other players in PvP Warzones, or join up with friends and play through a couple of early faction-specific Flashpoints in the game, The Esseles and The Black Talon.

The Weekend Pass Free Trial opens Thursday, March 15, 12:01AM CDT and ends on Monday, March 19th at 2:00AM CDT. To learn more, visit the Star Wars: The Old Republic website. Players can begin registering and creating their accounts on March 15.

Sounds like my weekend will be full now.