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Old Republic pricing will depend on MMO “standard,” says BioWare

Monday, 20th April 2009 15:08 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Star Wars: The Old Republic’s business model will depend on what’s considered to be the norm on other MMOs, BioWare’s told VG247, likely meaning the game will carry a subs model in the West.

“The way we look at these things is, ‘What’s the standard at the time?’ Obviously we’re not quite done yet. We’ve got a lot of work left to do. But we’ll be very conscious of how the market looks,” company head Greg Zeschuk said, speaking at GDC.

Both Zeschuk and BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka were at pains to stress the game’s business model has yet to be announced.

EA has previously said that the MMO, which as yet has no released date, will be a worldwide affair.

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4 Comments

  1. endgame

    why do they want “standard”? because standard it’s what brings the money in. the profit out of 15euros per month pay is of at least 10euros, so when u think about that, u realise how stupid ppl can be for paying so much money to these companies. or maybe these ppl don’t know what work actually is. as for the publishers, there r no words to describe what they do, maybe it’s stealing, idk.. there should be laws against that. when u think how much acti blizzard “steals”… it’s impressive. except for ccp. out of those who use the p2p model, these guys r the only ones that do it right. with 400.000 subscribers, more or less, they offer free expansions, other usual updates amd the quality of the service, is the best, keeping all those playes on only one server.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Michael O'Connor

    “so when u think about that, u realise how stupid ppl can be for paying so much money to these companies. or maybe these ppl don’t know what work actually is.”

    Are you kidding?

    €15 is a lot of money? So what if they make €10 profit out of every €15 you give them? A trip to the cinema would cost just as much, and that only lasts a few hours. Two packs of cigarettes, which would last a day or two at most, or a few beers, which wouldn’t last the evening, would also cost just as much.

    To be honest, I’d rather pay €15 for a months entertainment than €15 for two hours entertainment.

    I fail to see how that’s stealing. Or do you expect the company to run on a show-string budget out of the goodness of their own hearts?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Grimrita

    Galaxies is shit and its still £14.99 a month. WoW is £8.99 a month and lets face it, I think £15 a month is the most you can squeeze out of people, providing that the game is any good.

    And I have my doubts on this one.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. anasui

    15 a month is perfectly fine with me. Surely its a bit high if compared to LOTRO or WOW, and I woiuld definitely love a 9.9 fee but if it isn’t happenin I’m not gonna cry about it

    I just hope I aint playing other MMOS when STO comes out

    #4 5 years ago

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