It’s As If 400,000 Voices Cried Out and Were Suddenly Silenced…
Today EA announced the unfortunate news that BioWare’s Star Wars MMORPG The Old Republic has lost over 400,000 subscriptions in two months.
Released this past December, The Old Republic was an interesting turn of events for the developer who chose to continue their highly acclaimed Knights of the Old Republic series through means of an MMO – claiming that The Old Republic would fit about eight sequels worth of content into one online experience. With each character type offering about a hundred hours of entirely unique dialogue, quests, and storyline TOR looked to be the closest thing to come along yet that could give World of WarCraft a run for its money.
Losing nearly half a million players though doesn’t bode well for the MMORPG even though there still remains 1.3 million active subscribers. To recuperate from such a hit, BioWare has promised to increase their work with TOR and attempt to get new content packs, updates, and fixes out the door more quickly for those who’ve already ran the gauntlet and maxed out all eight character classes.