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Star Wars: The Old Republic gained two million accounts since going free-to-play, receiving new customization options

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Star Wars: The Old Republic, BioWare's massively multiplayer online role-playing game, has seen two million new accounts created since going free-to-play and will receive a new character customization feature this summer, according to an update posted on the game's official site by executive producer Jeff Hickman.

Star Wars: The Old Republic launched in Dec. 2011 with a subscription-based model. Last Nov. 15, it adopted a free-to-play model, after the game began losing subscribers.

"Since launch of the free-to-play option we have had over two million new accounts created and have thousands of new players jumping in every single day," Hickman wrote. "This means more people to play with, more growth for your guilds, more Warzone matches and more ways for players to continue to advance their characters."

Hickman also announced that a new customization feature would roll out "in early summer" allowing players to change their characters' hair style, eye color, body type and species using Cartel Coins.

Last week, BioWare revealed the game would receive its first double XP weekends, leading up to the release of the game's first major expansion, Rise of the Hutt Cartel, which is due out this spring.