Star Wars: The Old Republic going free to level 15

We've seen plenty of MMOs making the move to free-to-play, and we've wondered if Star Wars: The Old Republic won't eventually head in that direction. While BioWare isn't giving up the premium price ghost yet, it took a seeming half-step in that direction today with the announcement of the game going free-to-play through level 15.

The free demo-like feature won't launch until July. Not coincidentally, it seems similar to a recent move in World of Warcraft's F2P through level 20. Other upcoming features include new Companions, a new Nightmare difficulty, and a new planet.