By Sony Online Entertainment Released: 2011
Star Wars: The Old Republic will be the last large-scale MMO to have a subscription, according to Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley.
He went on to reveal that SOE's upcoming MMO Planetside 2 will include some form of free-to-play element, however it may not be microtransaction-oriented. Instead Smedley hints at the possibility of a League of Legends-style auction house.
Additionally Smedley has stated SOE is aiming to begin wider testing of Planetside 2 later this year in North America.
Smedley has stated his love for free-to-play in the past, saying "free to play is here to stay" while referencing the likes of Minecraft as one of the most influential games in the industry.