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Analyst believes Star Wars: The Old Republic had a $500 million price tag

According to an analyst Doug Creutz, he suspects that Electronic Arts has invested at least half a billion dollars into the massive MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic...

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kevnb2160d ago

somehow I doubt they spent 500 million dollars on one game.

C_Menz2160d ago

They needed to get the rights to publish the game, so it isn't out of the question it costed that much.

listenkids2160d ago (Edited 2160d ago )

Having made the critically acclaimed KOTOR, you think it would have been hard to aquire rights?

( A serious question )

C_Menz2160d ago

There is a difference between making a typical game and making a highly marketed MMO that will be highly scrutinized. MMO's need people to buy in month after month, if the game flops then it won't be forgotten easily by the people who were paying the subscription.

SJPFTW2160d ago (Edited 2160d ago )

Should have made KOTOR 3. Old Republic series is now ruined

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LOL i guess no one here probably has played KOTOR 1. Story was way better and interesting, much deeper and gameplay was not a generic mission structure all MMO's have which is collect that, kill that blah blah blah

and they ruined Revan by giving him a generic face, a generic voice and made him appear all bat shit crazy. Thanks Bioware your ruined one of the greatest RPGs of all time

KeiserSosay47882160d ago

How is it ruined? SWTOR rocks! It's getting alot of positive attention.

C_Menz2160d ago

TOR is essentially just that. It's just they added on MMO features and called it a MMO. Nothing that bad about it unless you expected a full fledged MMO.

h311rais3r2160d ago

It's kotor online so how the phuck wa it ruined?

SJPFTW2160d ago

not even close to what KOTOR was. similarity is in name only

Letros2160d ago (Edited 2160d ago )

Um, its KOTOR + WoW, essentially KOTOR Online, and KOTOR 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Don't like it? Go play KOTOR 1 over, over, and over.

NYC_Gamer2160d ago (Edited 2160d ago )

that 500 million plus profit could be made long as users continue to support the game

JonnyBigBoss2160d ago

Sure doesn't feel like it.

OcularVision2160d ago

I guess the voice acting was damn expensive.

banjadude2160d ago (Edited 2160d ago )

Which, might I add, is so damn good!

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