Galactic Starfighter

The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter expansion is now free to play

Patrick Carlson at

Star Wars: The Old Republic's latest expansion, the space combat mode Galactic Starfighter, has joined the MMO's free-to-play content. The dogfighting game-within-a-game had until today been playable for subscribers and "preferred status players" only, but now throws open its cockpit doors to anyone ready and willing.

Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer shows the multi-coloured lasers of Galactic Starfighter

Phil Savage at

Every day is space day when you're riding the PC gaming news shuttle, but today perhaps more than most. Between X Rebirth's launch, EVE's new trailer, and now this, a video preview of next month's Galactic Starfighter expansion for Star War: The Old Republic, it's a great day for people who love the inhospitable and unyielding void of eternal darkness. Or, for the less introspective among us, bright lasers and things that go "pew, pew".

Star Wars: The Old Republic adds PvP space battles in free expansion

T.J. Hafer at

The second expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic has a name and a date. Galactic Starfighter, a free expansion will introduce rail-free space combat to the game for the first time, in the form of 12v12 PvP dogfights. How soon you'll be able to join in depends on your Subscriber/Preferred status in the game.