Star Wars: The Old Republic has dropped from 1.7 million active subscribers to 1.3 million, publisher Electronic Arts said today in an earnings statement.
That's a loss of nearly 25% for the massively multiplayer online role-playing game, or 400,000 subscribers.
One explanation for the drop could be simple: Launch-day subscribers stopped playing once their free 30-day trials were up. However, EA has not made any mention of that possibility.
Update: In a conference call this afternoon, EA said the decrease was indeed due to "casual and trial players" cycling out of the game.