Electronic Arts is on hand at Goldman Sachs' Communacopia Conference and shared a few comments on Star Wars: The Old Republic, although they couldn't spill too many beans. Eric Brown, EA's CFO spoke at the conference and below you can find some comments made in regards to the game.
As Darth Hater reported:
1:30p: Eric Brown - "EA as a company we've talked about how we enter FY 12 with a certain earnings trajectory and op margin profile and we exit with a very different one. It has to do with Star Wars because we expense R&D first portion of the year, it's dilutive. We exit, it's accretive. FY 13 is the first full fiscal year we'll have that benefit."
Eric Brown - "Without being specific about the number of pre-orders, but what I can tell you is that the first, I think, five days or so that we opened for pre-orders, we racked up more pre-orders on Star Wars than we had on any other title in that same period of time. So the demand is definitely there. A lot of people have been waiting for Star Wars. We have about a million and a half people who have dual registered, that is they provided email address contact information and they also volunteered to do free beta testing if they're able to get an invite.
In terms of timing, again, we haven't given a street date yet..."