BioWare claims subscriptions for the pricey Star Wars: The Old Republic
haven't dropped, merely that concurrent users at peak times have declined. Speaking to PC Gamer
, BioWare lead writer Daniel Erickson noted the change in player behavior and that server mergers are coming, but not a priority.
The response comes following a report by Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz, who believes SWTOR
subscribers peaked at 1.7 million in February
, and estimates the population will be around 1.25 million by March of 2013 in the game's current state.
"Nothing is off the table when it comes to making sure our communities are strong and active on each server," Erickson told PC Gamer.Nothing
? Hmm, let's talk about that subscription fee then...