Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Star Wars Old Republic fanboy era ends with a whimper not a bang

EA: The Old Republic has lost nearly 25% of its subscribers since March

Slowly but surely people are realizing what it took good gamers about 3 weeks to figure out: Star Wars the Old Republic, at least as an MMO, sucks.

Voice acting, combined with shitty graphics and stale dumbed down gameplay has caused a bleed off of over 400,000 players since the game's launch and you can bet more will follow.

Only the most die hard Star Wars geeks are sticking with it at the moment. If the name "Star Wars" was not attached to it it would die faster than Rift.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2012/05/ea-the-old-republic-has-lost-nearly-one-quarter-of-its-subscribers-since-march.ars

It looks like the analysts were right in their suspicions that EA and Bioware's The Old Republic MMO is already losing subscribers just a few months after its late 2011 launch. In an earnings report issued today, EA announced that the game currently has 1.3 million active subscribers, down nearly 25 percent from the 1.7 million active subscribers reported in March