One analyst today downgraded EA to Hold based upon a possibility that the Star Wars, Old Republic game "may get pushed out". Anyone have any info, input, comments, or rumors about the release time for the new "star wars" game? thanks, dales53
They have a strong lineup without this game. this would just be gravy. I think iphone/ipad is where can make some money. with verizon launch could potentionally double market. and the deadspace ios is getting good reviews.
I agree - probably can't be profitable. They may get some subscribers and all but doubtful their profit margins will be meaningful.
They've burned so much resources on it that the only way they can hope to recoup some of those costs is to release it this year "unfinished" and then release patches for later stages in the game. Is that a good thing? LOL ask Square Enix about it's FF MMO.
Bioware will not release this game unfinished period. I don't care that EA owns Bioware it simply won't happen.
WoW has had an extremely good run on top of the MMO market. It's time for a change and gamers are looking for that. SWTOR will be that new MMO that leads the way for the next 5-7 years. Any of these analysts looking at SWTOR and comparing it to WAR and MYTHIC are just preposterous.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and they're all free to say TOR will be an epic fail, and they also have every right to be wrong.
For the record EA/Bioware has stated time and time again that Spring 2011 is the target date for release. That runs from March 20th - June 20th. I'm expecting a push back to later in the year only based on what I've seen being said from the developers.
EA has spent a rumored 300 million on this game and Bioware has been working for over 5 years on this with LucasArts. It simply will not fail.
It's hard to go wrong with Star Wars + Bioware.
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