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STAR WARS: OLD REPUBLIC COST ELECTRONIC ARTS $200 MILLION

Massively Multiplayer Online games cost a lot of money to make, and no one knows that more than EA right now. The LA Times reports that EA spent an estimated $200 million on the production of Star Wars: The Old Republic. With a team of about 800 employees spread across four continents, the game took six years to finally release. The LA Times threw out other numbers as well: Nearly 1000 actors recording dialog for 4,000 characters in three separate languages; add that to the 1,600 hours of story, with hundreds more still in production and it is easy to see why EA is calling this, ”largest entertainment production in history.” With such lofty numbers, it will be a long time before EA can recoup its investment.

Do you know what we could do with $200 million dollars?! Who are we kidding, we’d probably created an MMORPG based off the world’s most propular license and do so by hiring one of the most renown developers in the world. Creating an MMORPG is unlike creating a game in any other genre. There is a constant stream of support that needs to be in place, and with such a massive undertaking, EA looks like they are preparing for the long haul.

Source: LA Times

22 comentarios:

  1. Jeez, that's ridiculous. Doesn't make me want to play it any more, either.

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  2. Wow that's insane. Don't think it'll take too long to get that back though.

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  3. I would play if I had the time and money :/

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  4. I don't think it'll take too long to recoup, using some generic numbers, if they get a million people to play more than a month preferably up to a year or at least the 1,600 hours of initial story, and charge 16$ a month per player they'd make their money back in just over a year with only a million players. If they surpass that and get 2 million, or inexplicably 10 million you could see how they'd actually turn serious profit in the first year.

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  5. if the game's good enough (and i think it will be) than the money should flow right to them... but 200 million $ is a lot of money

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  6. I like this game, very fun!
    +following

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  7. They're going to get back that money and much more, they only need time

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  8. need to check this game out ^_^ smashing post

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  9. FML. I hate EA, why are they gonna destroy such a good name as Star Wars?

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  10. 200M? Should come around in a year or even faster

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  11. not very much like for this game ;] and for EA :)

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  12. I hope they make their money back, because that's a big investment

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  13. This makes me really want to play it!

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  14. Apparently theres a $25 monthly fee. That sucks.

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  15. Might have to check this out :) following for more :)

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  16. Damn do I love those epic fight scenes. Every time I see this trailer it gets better.

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  17. Great game :) I played it for a month but got bored.

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  18. WOW. I haven't even tried it out yet, heard it was not that amazing. I don't know though, it looks pretty decent.

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