Train2Game news: Star Wars: The Old Republic gains 1.7 million subscribers in first month

Train2Game Blog readers will have seen plenty of recent posts about MMO’s going free-to-play, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for subscription based titles. The Evidence? BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic has gained 1.7 million paying subscribers … Continue reading

Train2Game news: Bioware would test more if they made Star Wars: The Old Republic again

Train2Game students will be aware that Bioware launched their long awaited MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic last month, after many years in development. Now, in an interview with TORWars, Bioware co-founder Greg Zeschuk has revealed that if given the … Continue reading

Train2Game news: UK Charts – FIFA 12 stays No.1 as Star Wars: The Old Republic nosedives

Train2Game students see FIFA 12 take the honour of being the UK’s final chart topper of 2011, while Star Wars: The Old Republic drops 28 places. It’s FIFA 12’s fourth appearance as the UK’s best seller of the week and as reported by The … Continue reading

Train2Game news: Get involved with Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Test

Train2Game students can get their hands on a Star Wars: The Old Republic beta thanks to EA providing tens of thousands of beta codes to various outlets of the UK gaming press. The Star Wars: The Old Republic beta keys, … Continue reading

Train2Game news: There will always be subscription based MMOs say Star Wars: The Old Republic devs Bioware

Train2Game students may be aware that many MMO titles are switching to a free-to-play model, one wherein revenue is made by microtransactions rather than monthly subscription fees. However, while many games in the genre are going free-to-play, the upcoming Star … Continue reading

Train2Game at Gamescom: Interview with Star Wars: The Old Republic Associate Lead Designer Emmanuel Lusinchi

  Train2Game was at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany from 17th August to 21st August. We caught up with Star Wars: The Old Republic Associate Lead Game Designer Emmanuel Lusinchi to discuss a variety of subjects. These include, tailoring game design … Continue reading

Analysts “unimpressed” by Star Wars: The Old Republic Game Design

As reported by the Train2Game blog, Bioware have previously stated that World of Warcraft is a big influence on their upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic. But a report from analysts Cowen and Company reports suggests the influence on Game … Continue reading

Bioware explain Game Design ‘Flashpoints’ of Star Wars: The Old Republic

Here’s one for the Train2Game Game Design students; Bioware associate producer Cory Butler recently spoke about the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic, explaining now the narrative of the MMO moves forward through what are called Flashpoints. “Flashpoints in Star … Continue reading

Star Wars: The Old Republic ‘can be profitable with 500,000 subscribers’

EA claim their upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic will be profitable with 500,000 monthly subscribers.  That’s according to Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello who was speaking in a conference call. “At half a million subscribers, the game is … Continue reading