Another Star Wars game is also doing surprisingly well, with the free to play Star Wars Clone Wars Adventures hitting an impressive 10 million strong player base.
The family friendly MMO based on the Clone Wars TV show was launched in 2010 for PC and Mac platforms. It’s uses the free to play model though as with almost all other games in that method of distribution there are additional rewards that can be garnered from paying a small subscription. Jedi membership lets you gain access to more areas, wield dual light scabres and have a unique VIP house.
The costs for it is reduced depending on how long you pay for at once:
- 1 Month Monthly – 599 SC or $5.99
- 3 Month Quarterly – 1499 SC or $14.99
- 6 Month Semi-Annual – 2699 SC or $26.99
- 12 Month Annual – 3999 SC or $39.99
This is massively reduced over traditional MMO subscriptions, which usually start at around $10-$15 per month.
Sony has been so pleased by the results of this F2P title that it’s pushed the president of Sony Online Entertainment, John Smedly, out in front to talk about it. “Clone Wars Adventures is one of our original free-to-play games and it continues to demonstrate the success of the free-to-play business model,” he said. “Surpassing 10 million registered players so quickly is an extraordinary achievement and we have no intention of slowing down. Our goal is to continue to create an immersive environment that captures the essence of Star Wars, and we remain committed to further amplifying the Star Warsexperience for all of our 10 million-plus registered players.”
To celebrate this milestone, all players within the game to be given a set of Gold Death Watch armor, as well as the chance to fight a historical villain from the franchise: Darth Maul. Defeating him will grant a new title denoting their humming light sabre swinging ability.