It looks like the Force is strong with Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic, despite early concerns.
As part of its holiday-quarter financial announcement yesterday, Electronic Arts announced that the massive multiplayer online role-playing game has sold more than 2 million copies.
The publisher also said 1.7 million of those 2million are active subscribers. The company had said before launch it would need 500,000 subscribers to make the game profitable, so it looks like it’s performed well above expectations.
EA CEO John Riccitiello said : “Star Wars: The Old Republic is developing a committed community of players,” and has “fastest growing subscription MMO in history.”
The game was certainly rumoured to be a worry for both EA and Lucasgames as it reportedly cost in excess of $200 million to develop, but when it was released the preorders broke all records and the reviews were very kind indeed.