EA shutters several online titles, touts SWTOR’s growth

    
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It’s a dark day for several online EA titles that contains ray of light for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

The publisher announced today that it will be ceasing service on four of its games due to a lack of popularity: Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, Need for Speed World and FIFA World. Players will have until July 14th to say their farewells before these titles are sunsetted.

The upshot? EA cited SWTOR as an example of a successful part of its F2P portfolio. “Star Wars: The Old Republic is a game that continues to have a very enthusiastic and growing player community,” the company posted, “and we have plans to introduce more new story-driven game updates to our Star Wars: The Old Republic players this year.”

[Source: EA, Battlefield Heroes, Need for Speed World, via: PC Gamer]
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Dreamep
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swtor isn’t a growing community , but it losing ,  not a lot, but still losing  , check this if you are sceptical http://www.torstatus.net/

Celestia
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Celestia

It is never a happy day when a game closes its doors, but at least there’s some good news for SWTOR fans.

melissamcdon
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NCsucks Daybreak Games has pretty much eliminated all competition already, before the year is even half over.   EA might as well start planning for next year.

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

Blackomen Gold ammo should be banned.   It has no place.

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

DPandaren it’s time to watch “Shaolin Soccer” again.   what a great movie.

melissamcdon
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melissamcdon

SWTOR has always been a good game, and I’ve never understood what people hated so much about it, other than it being a much shallower game than Galaxies was.    If that’s the beef, I do get it.   But SWTOR is still a good game, on its own terms. 

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone took all the game code from Galaxies and used that construct with SWTOR’s art assets?   Obviously SWG was buggy and would need a lot of work just on that part, but gee, what a game you would have if you could merge them… SWG game with SWTOR graphics.    I’d subscribe gladly.

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SallyBowls1 MesaSage Let’s try this again.

EA’s revenues are down. SOE’s are up. Their gross profit last year was $20 billion, EA’s was 3. If EA is “doing very well”, DBG is doing better.

mmonerd
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mmonerd

I will miss battlefield free2play. Its a complete pay to win game but i have somany good memories.

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

JLIHPodcast To be fair, we have no clue how much it truly costs to run them.
It is possible it could have gone in the negatives.

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

Damonvile Denice J Cook EA still owns the IP and they still publishes it.
If anything, we should be glad EA was willing to let the whole thing happen with Broadsword, DAoC isn’t so big that it would have hurt them to just switch it off along with Mythic.
But EA could any day shut down DAoC, but has more updates now than for a long time, so something tells me they’ll leave it alone.