An investigative story on the LA Times’ official website has apparently ended the ongoing budget speculation regarding Star Wars: The Old Republic with an estimation that BioWare’s debut MMO cost $200 million to develop.
The figure was revealed in a lengthy and entertaining feature which also confirmed other impressive statistics. Allegedly 800 developers on four continents were needed to put the game together, in addition to 1,000 voice actors all of whom lended their performances to 4,000 different characters.
It’s worth noting that these figures haven’t been ratified by either EA or BioWare, but it would be understandable for both parties to withhold the real figures in order to not spook potential investors with what the LA Times called their “galactic bargain”.
If you’re interested in finding out more regarding what LA Times investigatory efforts have potentially unearthed about Star Wars: The Old Republic, check out the intriguing article here.
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