There’s been a lot of talk about SWTOR, its cost, its expectations and whether or not it is actually too big for its britches in the gaming scene. LA Times recently covered a piece which questions whether or not SWTOR could be the “costliest game of all time.”
LA Times says:
With a price tag approaching $200 million, Star Wars: The Old Republic is likely to be the most expensive game of all time to produce — and a colossal gamble for the game’s publisher, Electronic Arts Inc.
And they go on with:
BioWare, the EA studio responsible for the online game, had spent close to six years on the title, hiring hundreds of programmers, writers and artists, as well as a legion of contract workers. The hope is that The Old Republic will attract millions of players, each willing to spend $60 to buy the game and $15 or so a month to play out their fantasies of being Jedi knights or Sith warriors.
Many will agree that they have set a high standard for themselves with such a huge budget on a game. Will they be able to live up to the hype and the investment?
In still another LA Times post, they discuss the game that BioWare is taking with such a large project. They explain: