It was inevitable that the number of number of initial subscribers to the game of Star Wars - The Old Republic would go down. The size of the drop has surprised all those in the business. The number of live subscription currently stands at 1.3 Million, down from a high of 1.7 Million. Such a drop in users has affected the share price of Electronic Arts which had put a lot of money in it in the hope of it succeeded. The game will carry on and will have to adapt if its too survive. New worlds, missions and raids will in time be added.
The number of subscribers at the worlds number one MMO, World of Warcraft currently stands at 10 Million which has also seen a drop of 2 million users since the last expansion came out in late 2010.