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I think ARR will succeed.

#1 Mar 14 2013 at 9:12 PM Rating: Good
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IKickYoDog wrote:
Wint wrote:
Well doing the math, if they have even 100,000 subs a month, that's 1.4 million they're pulling in monthly. Server costs can't be that high, this doesn't need to be a blockbuster like WoW to get them their money back.

The only way we will know for sure is when this game launches, I'm optimistic.

Yes, but after calculating the overall development costs leading up to this point, how long does it take them to break even on that? $1.4 million, minus staff wages and server upkeep, etc, then put what is left towards some ungodly number. They'll need years of solid growth / retention, not just floating.

EA declared SWTOR (reported to be $200m development cost estimated by EA themselves) need 500k subs to make a profit. 100k subs would be profitable for $40m development cost game. Can't say how much development cost for FFXIV would be.

Edited, Mar 14th 2013 11:12pm by Khornette

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