Bioware has just announced through their website that Star Wars: The Old Republic online will go free-to-play.
This move has been rumored for some time due to the continued decline in subscriptions (last reported at just under a million, this from a peak of 1.7 million after the first month of launch).
Details after the jump.
Once free to play, players will have access to many of the games features, but not all of them. Certain races, not yet announced, will only be available to those who continue to pay the monthly fee. Access to Warzones will be limited and Operations will be completely off limits unless you are paying the monthly fee.
While no solid date has yet been given for the changeover it is expected to hit later on this fall.