Trending Games | World of Warcraft | Overwatch | Guild Wars 2 | Closers

    Facebook Twitter YouTube Twitch.tv YouTube.Gaming Discord
Register
Quick Game Jump
Members:3,795,159 Users Online:0
Games:981 
BioWare | Official Site
MMORPG | Setting:Sci-Fi | Status:Final  (rel 12/20/11)  | Pub:LucasArts
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Retail | Retail Price:n/a | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:n/a
System Req: PC | Out of date info? Let us know!

EA to Make a 'Significant' Profit

Posted by Suzie Ford on Dec 01, 2011  | Comments

EA to Make a 'Significant' Profit - Star Wars: The Old Republic - MMORPG.com

Earlier in the week, Blizzard's Bobby Kotick opined that EA might not see the stellar profits from Star Wars: The Old Republic that might be expected. However, financial analyst Michael Pachter begs to differ. LucasArts is anticipated to take a 35% cut of profits but only after EA has recouped its development costs.

"On an ongoing basis, they will split revenue from running the subscription business. My best guess is that they will attract 1.5 million subscribers paying around $15 a month, so they should generate around $270 million in revenue. If LucasArts gets 35 per cent and if EA incurs around 35 per cent operating expense, they make 30 per cent, or around $80 million per year, in profit. That's not bad."

Read the full interview over at Eurogamer.

 advertisement 
Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom