Pachter: Is interest on Star Wars games there to stay?
Industry analyst Michael Pachter has questioned the viability of Star Wars games after massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic saw subscriber figures fall before going-free-to-play under a year after launch.
Speaking on Bloomberg TV, the Wedbush SWTOR Credits Securities analyst bluntly stated, "One should question: would be the demand there?"
His comments were only available in response to your recent Electronic Arts-Disney agreement that could see EA end up being the exclusive developer of "core" Star Wars games. New projects already are in development at Battlefield studio DICE and Dead Space outfit Visceral Games.
Pachter described the Star Wars brand to be a "huge fanboy experience," noting what has appeal might be starting to cool Star Wars the Old Republic Credits as time moves on. He explained which he personally attended the main Star Wars movie premiere, mentioning it was in excess of 30 years ago.
"The fanboys are pretty old. They're getting long within the tooth," he stated.