Layoffs Hit BioWare Austin

by Jim Reilly on May 22, 2012 at 07:08 AM

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.