SWTOR - Is not in our priority list...By: Pelagato posted at May 16, 2012 8:01 pm
Hey peeps, after all the drama around the SWTOR population, patches, updates and how to get the people back, it looks like someone in EA finally spit it out... They are going to focus their time and money in other games because SWTOR is not in the 'Top 5' money making franchises owned by EA...
I am not kidding, a random EA executive probably made the worst PR move in history or he simply want the people to know the truth without any kind of decorations around it...
Here is what our 'friendly?' executive said:
The Old Republic is in EA’s top 10 franchises in terms of profitability, “but it’s not in our top five”. “So it’s a business contributor, while important, is not as important as Medal of Honor or Battlefield or FIFA or Madden or The Sims or SimCity, but it’s more important than Tiger Woods PGA Golf.” “So while I understand there’s an enormous amount of interest, I don’t know that it warrants as much as what we’re seeing right now. But we love the franchise, we’re going to grow the franchise and just like we want to see Tiger Woods Golf grow or SSX grow, or Madden for that matter, we’re going to drive this one for growth.”
I know that some people will say that all of this is drama and a friggin disaster but that is not the point... The point is that it looks like EA is going to drop the towel soon... Oh rly!!??? What exactly they are going to do from now on? Release patch 1.3, maybe 1.4 and then turn the game into the usual maintenance mode with only one major patch every 9 to 12 months until the population goes down and the game goes F2P with a cashshop?
I know that they are working hard to fix the game but after reading this, it looks like they will stop working this hard at some point before this year ends... If they release 1.3 in June, it is kinda safe to say that SWTOR gets 3 updates every 6 months... around 5 to 6 updates per year... The problem is that if they turn the maintenance mode switch on.... Bye bye timely updates...!
Do you guys think that SWTOR is in trouble and that EA no longer thinks that SWTOR is important at all????
Is this game going to turn into an empty server before 2012 ends????
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