The lights are on
The development team behind Star Wars: The Old Republic suffered layoffs today as part of a studio restructuring. EA said some of the affected employees will join other projects within the publisher, but was unable to say how many were let go.
"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," a spokesperson told Game Informer.
"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."
EA recently reported it saw a dip in The Old Republic subscribers, dropping from 1.7 million to 1.3 million since launch.
As much as I love TOR, this may just be better in the long run.
Doesn't sound like anything to worry about, I hope all those affected by this go on to much success.
This doesnt bode wwell
I think this is becoming a common occurrence among developers.
The moment Bioware was acquired by EA, we all knew it was just a matter of time...
So much for EA's claim that "1 million subscribers and the game will be substantially profitable."
Just give me KOTOR 3 already.
Bioware seems to be having a bit of trouble lately.
Hmmm is now the time to apply for a position as a writer? Looks like someone needs to save their arses.