The online game Star Wars: the Old Republic which is brought out newly by EA is looking forward to exceed World of Warcraft which is brought out by Activision Blizzard. The chess opening of this online game is rather successful. However there is a long time for the Star Wars: the Old Republic to exceed World of Warcraft which has been operating for six years.
So far EA has confirmed that the number of registered users of Star Wars: The Old Republic has reached 1 million since it has been brought out from 20th in December. In the same period players have set up more than 1.6 million new characters in total. The total time played has exceeded 60 million hours which equals that let the six pieces of the film Star Wars be watched for 4 million times. This is a good beginning. At the same time the game also has a lot of characteristics.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is brought out by BioWare which is attached to EA. It takes about several million dollars and many years to design and develop this game.
At present the key problems of this game is that whether it has enough cohesive force and can attract the players from other online games. It is no doubt that the main competitor of this game is World of Warcraft. Because the later one has already established a very steady and loyal players group.
At the moment World of Warcraft has more 10.3 million registered users. One year ago when the game released the latest expansion pack, it has set a record that they sold 3.3 million on the first day. In addition the forth expansion pack of WOW will add more contents which is planed to bring out recently. But the players care more about the SWTOR credits.