has announced that the massively online game Star
Wars Galaxies will release June 26, 2003. The Star Wars
Galaxies: An Empire Divided online fan community now exceeds more
than 500,000 registered members.
At launch Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided will offer
four subscription plan options: Month-to-month - $14.99; three
months - $14.00 per month; six months - $13.00 per month; and 12
months - $12.00 per month. By subscribing to any of the latter three
plans, players can expect savings of up to 20 percent over the
month-to-month rate. Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
has a suggested retail price of $49.95, and includes a 30-day
subscription to the game. A special collector's edition, which
includes a book of game-related art, in-game wearables, pewter
figurine, lapel pin and patch, and a signed manual, will be
available for a suggested retail price of $79.95.
I was excited about this game, but after seeing the
price tag to play, I will NOT be buying Star Wars
Galaxies: An Empire Divided. I don't even want it as a gift! First
starwars.com makes us pay for a yearly subscription to get news, and
now we must pay a hefty monthly payment to be part of an online
game. I did go ahead and give in to starwars.com to stay in the
know, but to LucasArts I say now way! I draw the line here!