That’s according to Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter.
It’s been a while since we’ve reported on the antics of Mr. Michael Pachter. So, here goes…
In an investor note publisher on Thursday, Pachter wrote that EA have spent over $80 million on BioWare’s upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic and will spend roughly another $20 million advertising, manufacturing and distributing it. 
“Given that the game was in development for over four years, with an estimated 200 full-time developers working on it, we estimate that EA’s investment exceeds $80 million,” said Pachter.
He continued by stating his believe that the game will still launch before the end of 2011 and that EA will easily make back their investment:
“We estimate that EA will cover its direct operating costs and break even at 500,000 subscribers (this is exceedingly conservative, and the actual figure is probably closer to 350,000)”. 

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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