According to Eric Brown from Electronic Arts, BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic is the most expensive game ever created at EA. Seeing that Electronic Arts is one of the largest - if not the largest, despite Activision Blizzard's competition - publishers, they know a thing or two about expensive games.

Eric Brown said that a packaged game usually costs around $30m to make at EA, but "any MMO costs significantly more than that". He thinks that Blizzard spent "$100 million, perhaps more" to ship World of Warcraft in 2004. However, Brown is confident that SWTOR will easily recoup costs.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is scheduled for Spring 2011.