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Star Wars Old Republic "will be the last large-scale subscription MMO"

EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic will, whenever it eventually arrives, be the last large scale” MMO to monetise itself via monthly subscriptions. That’s the opinion of Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. We see some very interesting trends in subscription gaming,” he told GamesIndustry. In our cancellation surveys for …

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Halo Wars beat MS expectations

It enjoyed one of the lowest profile releases in the history of the franchise but Microsoft has claimed that Xbox 360 strategy title Halo Wars actually beat the company’s sales expectations. "It was a big critical success," the creative director of Halo-focused development studio Frank O’Connor told CVG. "It’s still …

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Chinatown Wars suffered due to piracy

Rampant piracy is the real reason for GTA: Chinatown Wars’ slow sales according to Take-Two CEO Ben Feder. On paper, Chinatown Wars should have been a massive success when it launched on the Nintendo DS a year ago. GTA remains one of the most successful game franchises of all time, …

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BioWare rules out Xbox SWTOR

Acclaimed RPG developer BioWare has moved to scupper any lingering hopes that in-the-works MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is also lining up a secret arrival on Xbox 360. Talk of said SKU emerged yesterday after an Xbox 360 version of the title appeared on a leaked GAME release schedule. …

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Old Republic heading to Xbox 360?

BioWare’s MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is being lined up for a release on Xbox 360 – that’s the claim of VG247, which reports to have obtained a GAME release schedule detailing a host of unreleased announcements. The information points to a 2011 TBC release for the as-of-yet unannounced …

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Old Republic is BioWare’s biggest

Star Wars: The Old Republic will be BioWare’s biggest title to date, eclipsing recent RPGs Mass Effect and Dragon Age. The upcoming MMO for PC will have voice acting for every line of script, equating to around 40 novels-worth or 4,000 hours worth of recording time. Shauna Perry, BioWare’s director …

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Force Unleashed hits 7m sales

LucasArts’ third person action adventure Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has now sold 7m units worldwide, the publisher has confirmed to GameSpot. The game was first released in September 2008 and shot straight to the top of the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40, enjoying the biggest ever release …

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US: Star Wars invades PS Home

As is demonstrated by the premium price of the lightsaber prop on the Xbox Live Avatar marketplace, Star Wars has an unusual command over its followers’ wallets – so the arrival of Star Wars props and clothes on PlayStation Home is no surprise. Thanks to an agreement with LucasArts, a …

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LEGO Star Wars III announced

Having pillaged all six films for its first two LEGO Star Wars titles, LucasArts has confirmed that animated TV series The Clone Wars will provide the setting for the freshly confirmed LEGO Star Wars III. The game will again be developed by UK studio Traveller’s Tales though it does promise …

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