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Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts

The Star Wars: The Old Republic Website has word of staff cuts at BioWare Austin, the development studio behind Star Wars: The Old Republic, the sci-fi MMORPG. The update from Doctors Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka does not say why this is happening, but does that this about the future: "Rest assured that we remain dedicated to delivering a high quality service in SWTOR to you, our fans, and we will continue to support and grow Star Wars: The Old Republic over the weeks, months and years to come." VentureBeat has a follow-up comment on this from Electronic Arts:

BioWare has restructured its studio in Austin today. Of the employees impacted, some will be able to join other projects within EA, others will leave the company. These are very difficult decisions, but it allows us to focus our staff to maintain and grow Star Wars: The Old Republic.

BioWare Austin remains a large and important part of BioWare and EA, working with other studios around the world to continue to deliver a high-quality service and exciting new content for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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79. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic Cuts May 23, 2012, 09:38 wtf_man
 
Well, let me clarify what I mean by "kill off Bioware's Name".

While I think most of the talent from the earlier years has moved on (hence why Bioware is dead to me)... the more they shit out failures, the more the brand has been tainted. If enough failure is produced, EA will most likely buy another famous RPG Studio...and pretty much rename Bioware to "FamousRPGStudio-West" or something.

Much like the presently known "Bioware Mythic" in charge of the slum lorded MMOs. (Formerly Mythic Entertainment, then EA-Mythic).

And although Mythic wasn't all that great of a Studio, and isn't that big of a loss... Yes... EA destroyed them after Warhammer failed. And if you recall... Mythic went through several rounds of layoffs over 2-3 years before they were insignificant enough to roll into Bioware. See the pattern?

How many more failures Bioware has left before they get the same treatment, I don't know... but I can't imagine they have wiggle room for too many more.

This comment was edited on May 23, 2012, 10:11.
 
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