December 24, 2008

Massively: Kicking WAR in the Balls since '08

Massively is at it again, kicking Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning in the nards.
In a recent article on Gamasutra, Cowen Group analyst Doug Creutz discussed EA's disappointing performance of late, blaming the software giant's "inability to develop hit core-gamer console titles". This has led to him significantly lowering his estimates for their 2009 earnings. The analyst's reportings are fairly doom-and-gloom, but he did mention A New Hope for the company: Star Wars: The Old Republic.

EA acquired BioWare, the developers of SWTOR, back in October last year. Creutz is of the belief that EA has really messed up their console campaign this generation, and SWTOR could be the "best chance" they have to increase profitability -- that is, if it can hold its own against the reigning champ World of Warcraft. We have faith that BioWare will be able to bring out a quality MMO, and you couldn't ask for a better IP. It really all depends on how well the title will have to do to be of any use to EA -- obviously better than Warhammer Online, which did not even earn a mention in the analyst's report.
Well, not sure I can really blame Massively for including that info, but I still hold true that Massively is full of crap reporters. Get to the news, fuck the commentary on hard news, that's what comments are for.

6 comments:

Eric said...

I don't think TOR will have as many subscribers as WAR because Star Wars as a franchise is a dead horse.

Eric said...

I don't think TOR will have as many subscribers as WAR because Star Wars as a franchise is a dead horse.

Hudson said...

Spelling, gotta love it at 11am

Anyway I said:

It will if the game runs properly and polished. WAR is not too stellar right now as Heartless has talked about it

Danshir said...

While I'm personally not a fan of WAR, Massively does pretty much grind the game into the ground for reasons with no foundations. While WAR isn't as financially successful as WoW, the game still has a pretty dedicated fanbase.

Somehow MMOs went from " Hey we got a good chunk of people that like us, we did a good job " to " WoW still exists, we failed. "

Danshir said...

While I'm personally not a fan of WAR, Massively does pretty much grind the game into the ground for reasons with no foundations. While WAR isn't as financially successful as WoW, the game still has a pretty dedicated fanbase.

Somehow MMOs went from " Hey we got a good chunk of people that like us, we did a good job " to " WoW still exists, we failed. "

Andrew said...

Massively, like WoW Insider before it, is a poorly written pile of trash, not worth the storage space on the server that hosts it.

Terrible writers, rabid fanboys, and recycled news from bloggers without proper attribution.

Awful, awful sites.