In our portfolio in terms of property from a franchise, it’s in our top 10 but it’s not in our top 5,” Riccitiello said. “So I understand there’s a modest amount of interest, but I don’t know if it warrants as much interest as what we’re seeing right now.
Based off their own website, I guess these are the top 6 franchises for EA: Need for Speed, Battlefield, Mass Effect, Medal of Honor, Mercenaries and Skate.
So what Riccetiello is telling us is that SW:TOR is somewhere below Skate and Mercenaries? Nice. Who knew the last Skate game (whatever that was/is?) cost 300m+ to make. I guess hiring skateboarders to fully voice your 4th pillar is more expansive than one could have imagined.
Also I agree that SW:TOR does not warrant as much interest as its getting. Game sucks after all. Hopefully Bartle can come along and explain to me why. I was so sure a solo story-based MMO would have totally worked and been sustainable. I think I even said it back in 2010, didn’t I?
active subscribers — defined as those paying for subscriptions along with players who are still in the free month of trials after buying the game.
Gotta love that part too right? What MMO was it again that was giving itself away for free every weekend? And who stopped charging for a sub right when the ‘subscribers’ number was being counted and just before everyone who bought it at release was set to have their account expire off long-term subs? I wonder if all of those accounts are including in that 1.4m? Probably not right? Can’t lie on investor reports and all that…
Only thing missing is some 3rd party site showing me a sharply declining graph of activity. Man I wish I had such a resource, it would be oh so helpful.
And The Elder Scrolls is following this model of ‘success’ why…?