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SWTOR could potentially attain over 1 million paid subscribers

Saturday, 3 March 2012 13:55 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A report from market research firm DFC Intelligence has concluded Star Wars: The Old Republic “has the potential to be a successful long-term online subscription PC game,” despite a “general decline in high-end subscription game products and growing competition from numerous free-to-play games.”

The data in the report obtained by GI.biz was collected in conjunction with Xfire user data from December 20 through February 20 and a January 2012 Xfire survey which saw over 4,000 participants.

One of the biggest features of  Xfire is that it provides players the ability to track their gaming hours – the main reason we stopped using it as this depressed us a bit.

However, cataloging the many hours of your life you dump into games aside, the data compiled provides DFC and Xfire with important information on current trends in PC gaming and user preferences.

Based on this collected data, DFC is certain SWTOR can maintain one million paying subscribers who pay a sub-fee for over six months at a time.

“The current trend among large massively multiplayer online games is to have strong initial sales, after which users quickly lose interest and are not converted to long-term paying subscribers,” said the firm’s analyst Jeremy Miller.

“While early signs are fairly positive, over the next few months the plan is to closely monitor usage and consumer reaction to gauge how well Star Wars: The Old Republic performs over time.

“The next three to six months will be critical to determine if the game can attract a large and sustained paying subscriber base.”

DFC said its study is an “ongoing initiative” with the Xfire service, which the firm will use to better track core PC games.

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24 Comments

  1. Talkar

    What the?… It is already well above that o.O

    #1 3 years ago
  2. unacomn

    It had over a million players, because over a million people bought it and were playing it within the 30 day free game time. How many will still be around by June, that remains to be seen.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Talkar

    No, it actually has over 1.7 million subs
    http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1217723p1.html

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    What I found interesting is that the link to GI.biz shows how they are basing some of their data. And if they are using Xfire(yes I am aware not everyone uses it, but from the link, its included) – THIS story over on MMORPG.com http://www.mmorpg.com/blogs/Teala/012012/22492_The-Tortanics-Maiden-Voyage clearly shows a HUGE decline in those playing since the subs kicked in for most.

    So either these guys havent included the latest stats in their data or their ‘Intelligence’ should be questioned.

    @3 – And, that story is VERY misleading. Why? Well, those figures come from December when NO ONE actually paid a subscription fee to play. 2 million copies sold, with 1.7 million of those actually playing.

    When they cough some info from Jan 20th onwards, thats when eyes should be raised either for an increase/or decrease

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Shokaku

    let say it clear. If this game wanna be the big player on the mmo marked, BW have last chance to do it with 1.2 update. atm about 30-40% players left SWTOR because the game is to… quick… the end game came to quick(to fast lvl up), and the main end game (pvp/pve) is to short… after 2 months of semi-hardcore playing you can get every thing in this game.

    And it seems it will gonna be worse.. in next patch BioWare is making less grind in PvP… so the players will get PvP gear faster the now. This game is going to be RPG with co-op rather then normal/standard mmorpg.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Talkar

    @4
    The numbers (1.7 million subs) are not from December, they are from the launch in December until some undisclosed point in January.

    The article you are linking to isn’t showing a damn thing. Everyone who says the game is losing 40-70% of the subs don’ really know anything, at all.
    For example, a lot of people refer to mmo-junkies.net when they are claiming said decline. However people forget to read the fine print, which very, very clearly states that the graphs doesn’t show anything about how many are actually playing. It is simply showing assigning a number to a server, depending on if it is off, light, normal, heavy and full, and then adding them together. And as any person who has actually cared about the game, said person would know that Bioware severely increased the server caps during early access, during the rest of December, and well through January. So what was full when the game launched may very well be something about medium now.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. GrimRita

    @6 – look at again at the bottom. You see the xfire tracking stats for the game.

    And seriously Talkar, I know its hard to believe that this woeful MMO attempt isnt losing numbers faster then a bingo caller but if you read the forums, its littered with posts about empty servers and guilds.

    And of course ‘some undisclosed point in Jan’ – makes me laugh. Either way, EA will have to announce how good/bad things are going with this game but either way, its not the WoW beater they hoped it would be

    #7 3 years ago
  8. DSB

    Keyword: Long-term.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Talkar

    @7
    Wait what? People are whining on a gaming forum without knowing anything? how is that possible?! This must be the worst game ever, no other forum ever has this problem o.O

    #9 3 years ago
  10. TheWulf

    Talkar is being awfully defensive about this.

    Anyway, it wouldn’t surprise me if the number dropped from 1.7 to under one million after the free 30 day period. Keep in mind that the free 30 day period was also counted as subscriptions by Bioware. But as with almost every MMO, about 20-50% of those people tend to drop off after the three 30 day period.

    It’s retention that matters. And unless I see something that says that that people didn’t drop off after the free 30 day period, then I have no reason to distrust VG24/7′s source. Nor should anyone else.

    And 50% drop offs aren’t unlikely. The same things were said about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and Age of Conan. People hyped those up the same way as the WoW-killer, and in the first couple of months people were all over them and defensively trying to shut down any negative opinions the Internet over.

    A month or two after that, everything mysteriously went quiet.

    Will TOR have better retention than those games? That remains to be seen.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. DarkElfa

    I’m honestly rather sick of the whole “End game is too quick” crap. It was too quick because too many non-stop power leveled to get there.

    It’s all about how often you play and what you do in the time in between. My first character hit 50 in a little over a month and I was busting my butt. I passed on a lot of quests and space barred through a bunch of stuff as well as passing up FP’s.

    Now I’m using that character to bank roll my alts so I don’t have to grind so much and I can enjoy my storyline.

    At best, SWTOR remains afloat and subscription based, at least for a year or two. At worst, it goes F2P within the year and that’s fine too since it will bring with it, according to the average for big MMO’s going F2P, millions of new players.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Phoenixblight

    THey are basing their numbers around a service that only a percentage of people use. I don’t use Xfire, its bloat ware. My guild and friends use skype or vent for voice chat. SO their numbers are definitely skewed and should not be considered to be fact. Its just estimations which analysts use their pseudo math and then people take them as facts because it matches with what they want to read in this case Wulf and Grim. Wait until the end of March when EA does their conference call to see how they are doing.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Kalain

    Getting information from 3rd party sites who have no access to the right information is, indeed, a good way to determine how well a game is doing.

    For those who are claiming these numbers are good please tell me why we should believe those numbers?

    1. Anyone who mentions how a game is declining because of the numbers from Xfire is a muppet and really needs to understand that more people do not use it and play the game than those people who do use it. Its a bad way to get a trend.
    2. All the stats websites base their numbers off the server status page and people who do a /who to different areas. Yes, really precise numbers there. Also, how many people is needed on a server to make it LIght/medium/heavy etc etc.
    3. An analyst says its doing badly. A bit like the analysts who said the global finances were fine days before economies crashed. Analysts only speculate with the estimates they have before deciding if they should have a Subtract or an Addition at the end.
    4. People only believe what they are told them from these so called ‘Sources’ and, there for, come on to game forums and Rant about how a game is dying.

    The only people who know the real numbers are EA and Bioware. Thats it. No one else. Not even the queen, or the pope, or that man on the corner, or those people who work for a gaming site. Geeze..

    #13 3 years ago
  14. absolutezero

    Im not saying anything specific about ToR but using XFire as a guide has worked pretty fucking well for every MMO released before ToR. So now its time to discount it because… because.

    Im not saying anything out of Xfire is concrete but yeah its a pretty useful guide for noticing trends. Its true that the number of people using Xfire and playing ToR dropped faster than even the XFire users playing WAR. Of course thats just a small segment of the user base and im more than interested in seeing what EA say.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. GrimRita

    I love when people go all defensive about this turd of a game they fail to actually read whats been said and just jump on their soap box.

    - Xfire
    I did state that not everyone uses Xfire, however, the link in the story clearly points to the fact that this group of so called ‘know-it-alls’ has used xfire to base the fact that subs are higher.

    However, the reality is, those who DO use xfire, there has been a dramatic slump in people playing SWTOR compared to the launch period.

    I personally dont use xfire anymore but this information was gathered from xfire. And PB, please – for a change actually READ what I said -
    “So either these guys havent included the latest stats in their data or their ‘Intelligence’ should be questioned.”

    So your point is invalid. And yes, lets wait to see what happens in March and how EA try to hide the decline. What is interesting is that around the time of the resub period, they release videos with the all too traditional ‘look at whats coming soon if you stay’ bull shit.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Phoenixblight

    @Grim

    I don’t read what you say because it comes with “blah, blah, TOR sucks blah blah list of forum evidence blah blah.”

    “What is interesting is that around the time of the resub period, they release videos with the all too traditional ‘look at whats coming soon if you stay’ bull shit.”

    Blizzard and all MMOs have been doing this from the get go so your point is invalid. This is why I ignore your posts.

    “how EA try to hide the decline”

    They can’t that is against the law to lie to the shareholders. You can actually do prison time for doing such a thing.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. viralshag

    I’m still just waiting to hear of some improvements to the game before I come back to it. If I was a to gauge how well the game is doing based on the people I know that actually have played it, I would say it’s doing terribly. So far I don’t know anyone personally that has kept their sub going past one month after the free 30 days.

    But that’s just my group of friends. I’m sure someone here has their entire friends list still playing it.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    @17

    *Raises hand*

    1.2 has a whole slew of improvements which will be coming somewhere at the end of the month. I can’t wait for that with the legacy system, ui customization, graphical improvement and the new flashpoints and raids.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. viralshag

    @18, I thought you might be the one to raise his hand. ;)

    Maybe after I hear some good feedback on 1.2 I will have a little look. Until then though there’s just too many other decent games that require my attention.

    /Looks fondly at pre-installed ME3…

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Phoenixblight

    @19

    I will have ME3 beaten by the point that 1.2 releases. I am trying to get my second character to level 50 before ME3 comes out on Tuesday.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. viralshag

    I was going to try and have a second renegade character set up for my on the PC as I just did a full ME1/2 run through on Paragon.

    I lost my 2nd ME2 disc for the 360 which is why I decided to try the PC version and get ME3 for the PC too. Well that and graphical difference between the two platforms this time around is a little more noticeable.

    I might still start another run through though seeing as I have until Friday to wait. Unless I get a cheeky early EU unlock like BF3…

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Phoenixblight

    @21

    I just went to MassEffect2save.com and pulled a save that seemed like the one that I would want. I just don’t have time to play ME1-2 all over again.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. viralshag

    @22, That’s a pretty cool site, just checked it out. Really handy if you haven’t got the time like you said.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. GrimRita

    @16 Yeah I guess the truth really does hurt doesnt it? And yet again you miss the point of the news story.

    So if this company are basing the fact that SWTOR will have 1 mill subs because of what they saw on xfire, they are clearly incorrect because the point – and the fact is – if they are basing their decision on this, there has been a HUGE drop in people who USE xfire playing SWTOR.

    Anyway, come middle of year lets just see who is right, because it wont be you.

    #24 3 years ago

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    With the Call of Duty Championship kicking off tomorrow, Activision has sent over a series infographic full of interesting figures such as the number of copies sold over 10 years and how many grenades players have tossed. According to the stats below, the Call of Duty franchise has sold 175 million copies across all platforms […]

  • Save up to 75% on select SEGA games on Steam this weekend

    SEGA has put many of its games on sale through Steam this weekend and the firm has also announced Eastside Hockey Manager is now available through Early Access. The sale runs through March 30. The entire Total War, Company of Heroes and Dawn of War back catalogs are discounted 75% and all associated DLC is […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC confirmed as digital download-only in UK

    Batman: Arkham Knight will indeed be a download-only title on PC in the UK, Warner Bros. has confirmed to VG247. Batman: Arkham Knight will be available as both a physical and digital release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in North America and Europe. Again, in the UK, the PC version will be “available as […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege release date set for October per GameStop Italy – report

    GameStop Italy may have let the release date for Rainbow Six Siege slip if a recent listing is accurate. According to the listing, the game will release on October 16. While this could be a placeholder date, October 16 is a Friday in the UK, the usual day new releases land at retail. The release […]

  • Watch the $1 million Call of Duty Championship right here

    The The Call of Duty Championship takes place this weekend, and you can watch all the action as it unfolds right here. The event takes place in Los Angeles tomorrow March 27 and runs through March 29, and the livestreams are below. 32 teams from five continents and 11 countries will be competing in Call […]

  • Battlefield Hardline: Battlefest kicks off this weekend with Double XP

    A new season of Battlefest kicks off this weekend, and starting today, you will earn Double XP in Battlefield Hardline. Battlefest for Hardline is similar to the event held for Battlefield 4 last year. For the entire month of April and into May, in-game events and competitions will be held by the developers and player […]

  • Don’t forget: the GTA 5 PC pre-order bonus cutoff is March 31

    Just a friendly reminder to those planning on purchasing GTA 5 for PC: you have until March 31 to pre-order if you want all the bonuses on offer. Those who pre-order will be handed $1 million in-game cash plus a bonus $300,000. It is split between GTA 5 and GTA Online: $500,000 for Grand Theft […]

  • Games with Gold offers doubled for April – six games instead of three

    Microsoft’s April Games with Gold collection is being doubled. For the month Xbox Live Gold members will receive six instead of three games free. Here’s what’s on offer: Pool Nation FX: Available all month on Xbox One Child of Light: Available all month on Xbox One Gears of War: Judgment: Available from April 1-15 on […]

  • Pokemon players can grab a code for Shiny Charizard at GAME in April

    Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire players along with Pokemon X and Y owners can grab a free, rare Shiny Charizard from April 3 at one of GAME’s 320 stores in the UK. The redeemable codes for the character will be made available upon request and no purchase is necessary. Those who pop into one […]

  • F1 2015 will arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in June, includes Mexico circuit

    Codemasters has announced its F1 franchise will make its series debut on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this June with the release of F1 2015. The game was developed using a new engine and contains improved handling and physics for all vehicles and parts attached. This includes: engine, transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension […]

  • Mortal Kombat X video confirms Liu Kang as playable character

    Liu Kang has been confirmed as a playable character in Mortal Kombat X in the latest video. You’ll also notice Bo’ Rai Cho in there as well. In the Shaolin trailer above you also get a look at Kung Lao and Kung Jin who is new to the series. Apparently, Raiden’s past champions of the […]

  • Short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront shows the Battle of Hoth

    A short teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront has been posted by EA on Twitter. Well, that speeder isn't going anywhere. Can someone give us a lift to @SW_Celebration http://t.co/srEVrAA0zl #SWCA https://t.co/4W4LG8myke — EAStarWars (@EAStarWars) March 25, 2015 The teaser shows vehicles which we could be using in the game, but it mainly shows the snowy landscape […]

  • Pillars of Eternity releases today – get all the review scores here

    Pillars of Eternity, which still stands as the second most-funded video game on Kickstarter, finally releases today. It’s also getting some rather positive reviews scores, which we’ve rounded up for you. The isometric, party-based RPG from Obsidian Entertainment was one of the first video game projects to take to Kickstarter, and hit its $1.1 million […]

  • Take an in-depth look at Evolve’s Behemoth monster and four new hunters

    Evolve’s fourth monster, the Behemoth, as well as the four new hunters are shown off in new gameplay video. Evolve’s latest gameplay trailer gives everyone a good look at each of the four new hunters and the massive Behemoth monster. The hunters can be bought either separately or though the hunting pass, while the monster […]

  • PS4 firmware update 2.50 causing issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall

    The suspend/resume feature in PlayStation 4′s 2.50 firmware update is causing some issues with Killzone: Shadow Fall. Killzone: Shadow Fall developer Guerrilla has said that the game is experiencing some issues in some instance where the suspend/resume feature is used. The timing of when players put the game in suspend mode does have an effect, […]

  • Bungie on Destiny matchmaking: “We believe there’s no substitute for a pre-made team”

    Crazy though this may seem, it’s possible that Destiny shipped according to plan. History points to community as a crucial component, far from the contingency that many now suspect. Paul Davies spoke to Bungie for clarity. “The community always engineers the best solutions for bringing players together. While Matchmaking is a great resource for introducing […]

  • Bloodborne works with suspend/resume, but only offline

    PlayStation 4′s newly-added suspend/resume feature works with Bloodborne as you’d expect, but only while offline. PlayStation 4 received the long-awaited suspend/resume feature today as part of firmware 2.50, and people are starting to test it out with various games. Bloodborne does work with the feature, but only if you play offline. Playing online is arguably […]

  • This is what Crossy Road looks like in first-person

    Crossy Road is fun and addictive. But in first-person, it’s mostly frightening. YouTube user Andy Front Films likes Crossy Road so much he decided to show off what it would look like in first-person. If crossing roads quickly and watching around for cars and trains, all of this as the camera chases you felt intense […]

  • Take a small behind-the-scenes peek at Mass Effect 4

    BioWare cinematic director Ken Thain has given us a very slim look behind the scenes at some motion capture work from the upcoming Mass Effect game. The upcoming Mass Effect game, whether it ends up being called Mass Effect 4 or not, will most definitely incorporate some form of motion capture work. How do we […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection – 8GB day one patch on PS4, 16GB on Xbox One

    Day one patches for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection are pretty hefty. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection require players to download lots of gigabytes to make the experience as smooth as possible. The PlayStation 4 version has an 8.31GB day one patch. The Xbox One version however has […]

  • Get a PlayStation 4 with Bloodborne and The Last of Us for $435

    If you’ve been waiting for the perfect game to get to buy a PlayStation 4, there’s no better time than the present. Amazon is offering a good PlayStation 4 bundle at the moment. For $434.99, you get a PlayStation 4 console, The Last of Us, and Bloodborne. The Last of Us is of course the […]

  • Upcoming Battlefield Hardline patch to nerf the K10, buff battle rifles

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch will focus on weapon balance and a few changes have been proposed. Battlefield Hardline lead multiplayer designer Thaddeus Sasser posted a few of the balance changes that the team is considering for the next patch. K10: reduce bullet damage to 33 Saiga and PTR: reduce recoil to bring more in line […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

    According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to […]

  • Bloodborne: you can add gestures to your messages

    As players get deeper into Bloodborne, they keep uncovering so many of its little new additions, including this one. Bloodborne, like all of the Souls games before it, allows players to leave messages for other players. These messages could be used to point players towards impending doom, treasure, or just be sarcastic and witty. What […]

  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 is now live

    PlayStation 4 firmware update version 2.50 has started rolling out. Reports are coming in saying that Yukimura, PlayStation 4′s firmware 2.50 has been made available to download. The update is clocking in at just 245mb, so get downloading. 2.50 brings with it many new additions, including the suspend/resume feature, backup and restore, accessibility options and […]

  • Harley Quinn DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight is a prequel

    Batman: Arkham Knight’s Harley Quinn pre-order DLC is set before the events of the main game, according to Amazon’s description. Today we learned a few details about the pre-order DLC for Batman: Arkham Knight, namely the Harley Quinn one. According to the description on Amazon, the DLC takes place in the lead-up to the events […]

  • Bloodborne Vicar Amelia summon mystery solved

    Bloodborne players unable to summon near Vicar Amelia: here’s your solution. Bloodborne’s secrets are unfolding by the hour as clever players piece together From Software’s cunning design. Yesterday we reported problems summoning in the Cathedral Ward, before the Vicar Amelia boss fight. It turns out this isn’t a bug – or if it is, it’s […]

  • Steven Spielberg will direct film adaption of Ready Player One

    Steven Spielberg will direct the film adaption of the sci-fi, virtual world, video game themed novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the film in June 2010 and hired screenwriter Zak Penn to rewrite the previous draft written by Eric Eason, according to Deadline. The book takes place in […]

  • Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets shouldn’t forget about the custom audio

    Here’s a friendly reminder for Bloodborne players with PS4 headsets: be sure to download the Headset Companion App from the PlayStation store if you haven’t already. As previously reported, the game supports a custom Bloodborne audio mode which can be uploaded. It contains custom audio created by developers specifically tuned to enhance the audio. This […]

  • EA explains why FIFA Ultimate Team transfer prices are now platform specific

    EA has posted a blog entry explaining its FIFA Ultimate Team transfer market price ranges which now include platform-specific pricing in order to best the coin sellers. EA said it has implemented the changes to FUT over the last several weeks because it should be “fair and fun for every player,” ultimately coming to the […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness now available

    In case you forgot, Game of Thrones: Episode 3 – The Sword in the Darkness was released today. It is available on Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. The third episode releases on iOS devices and Android tomorrow, March 26. The Sword in the Darkness finds Asher Forrester heading to Mereen […]

  • Bloodborne players are already documenting their crazy antics

    Bloodborne has been available for almost two days now in North America, and already players are posting interesting clips and character customization choices for the game. Below are interesting takes on creating a character and videos of a frustrating death and another full of blood coming from a very painful place – monster or not. […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team celebrates sixth year in existence with giveaways

    FIFA Ultimate Team is celebrating its sixth year in existence with special events running from today until March 29. According to EA, every FUT fan will be handed one free pack every day, and those who play at least one match in the FUT Birthday Cup will have a chance to win rare “tradable In-Forms” […]

  • Halo Online is a F2P PC game in development exclusively for Russia – video

    Halo Online is a free-to-play game which will launch this spring in Russia, and is in development with Saber Interactive. According the reveal event attended by IGN Russia, the game was designed to run well on lower-end PCs and runs on a modified Halo 3 engine. The game is set on a secret UNSC space […]

  • SteamWorld Dig Xbox One release expected in late May

    SteamWorld Dig is coming to Xbox One, developer Image & Form has announced. A firm release date hasn’t been announced, but the studio expects the title to arrive on the system in late May. “We’re preparing quite an elaborate Easter egg for the Xbox One version – a gaming thing that we really wanted to […]

  • SMITE celebrating first anniversary with a sale on skins, Ultimate God Pack

    Hi-Rez Studios is celebrating the first anniversary of SMITE with a sale. From today through Friday, March 27, the Ultimate God Pack, which includes all current and future Gods, will run you $19.99. Alll individual pre-launch skins are 50% off, and all Gem Packs will award bonus gems. In addition, from March 27-29, all SMITE […]

  • Borderlands 2 has sold around 12 million copies, says Gearbox

    Speaking with Microsoft’s Major Nelson in his podcast, Gearbox Software boss Randy Pitchford stated Borderlands 2 has sold somewhere around the 12 million mark. As of August 2014, it was announced by Take-Two in its financial report the 2012 game had sold-in 10 million units. Pitchford noted in the podcast he learned of the figures […]

  • Broken Age releasing on PS4 and Vita same day as Act 2 on PC

    Double Fine Productions has announced it will release Broken Age on the PlayStation Store next month. Act 2 will also be released on PC. The full Broken Age adventure will release on PlayStation 4 and Vita on April 28 in North America and April 29 in Europe. It features cross-buy and cross-save. Broken Age Act […]

  • Star Citizen earned another $1 million within two weeks – total hits $76 million

    Star Citizen continues its funding streak with backers pumping another $1 million into the game’s development in the last two weeks. The total earned for the space sim has now reached $76 million ($76,015,532 to be exact) with 851,395 backers contributing to the staggering figure. Star Citizen’s latest update was version 1.1 which included two […]

  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline top Media Create charts

    Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Battlefield: Hardline were the big ticket debuts during the March 16-2 period in Japan, with each game claiming the top three slots on the Media Create charts, respectively. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD moved 92,094 on PlayStation 4, while Resident Evil Revelations 2 moved 73,373 units on […]

  • You can now learn English or Spanish on Xbox One with the Rosetta App

    Want to learn English or Spanish? Rosetta Stone has an App for that on Xbox One. According to the language teaching firm, Rosetta Stone’s Discover Languages, the new application teaches English and Spanish by way of immersive simulation. Users will virtually travel to learn vocabulary and grammar “necessary for real-world interactions.” Here’s how it works: […]

  • PayDay 2 and PayDay: The Heist have sold over 9 million units combined

    The PayDay franchise is a lucrative IP for Starbreeze and Overkill, as both games combined have sold over 9 million copies as of November 2014. The company has also sold over 8 million paid DLC packages since PayDay 2 was released in 2013 (via NeoGAF). In its Q2 half year report issued in February, net […]

  • Nintendo wants to “surprise” customers with NX, not expand upon existing hardware

    Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has firm wants to “surprise” players with its new NX system. Speaking in an interview with Nikkei, translated by Kotaku, Iwata wouldn’t go into details on the new system, but stated expanding on a current gaming system would be “dull.” “In the past few years, the idea of what [encompasses] a […]