This week on the Republic, BioWare gives up some SWTOR player numbers, the gang talks EA’s deal with Disney and SWTOR fans don’t want to be cheated!
So, this may not seem like new news to you guys, but it’s being reported once again that SWTOR‘s player numbers have increased since going F2P and their montly revenue has more than doubled.
Now, the interesting part here is that if you will recall, BioWare was reporting that SWTOR had the second largest subscriber base in the west. Of course, at the time they didn’t drop any actual numbers, so we all just made slightly confused faces and moved on.
Now, BioWare is officially reporting that they have just under a half a million players. So.. Let’s be honest, that’s a really solid number. However, unless they’re just not counting WoW because it’s so severely off the charts, that makes SWTOR at best the third largest game with EVE Online having over 500,000.
All your Star Wars are belong to EA.
Yeah, so, we probably shouldn’t be too surprised by this, because companies tend to like making money and EA’s good at it. But, that doesn’t mean gamers aren’t muttering angrily to themselves about the them getting the deal to make all future Star Wars games. After all, many gamers consider anything and everything bad that has happened with SWTOR to be EA’s fault.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens game-wise though. The last Star Wars game we heard about was 1313 and it had been shelved — to the jubilation of some and the dismay of others. I’ll be interested to see if they pull that off the shelves now and put it out quickly or if it’ll be the one Star Wars game that doesn’t make it out.
All that and more!
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