Layoffs hit Star Wars: The Old Republic
Yesterday it was revealed and confirmed that Bioware’s mmorpg Star Wars: The Old Republic has being hit by several layoffs.
The confirmation of the layoffs came from a statement released by the company’s founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk on the SWTOR forums saying.
Hey folks, since you’re reading this you may likely have heard that we’ve done some restructuring here on the SWTOR team. Sadly, we are bidding farewell to some talented, passionate and exceptionally hard-working people who helped make SWTOR a reality. Impacting people’s lives this way is always very hard, but we’re ensuring the affected people are treated with dignity, fairness and respect.
Looking back at launch, we all came together and did something historic. We executed one of the largest, most successful and stable launches of any MMO yet in industry history. That is not an easy feat for any development team or company and we are humbled and honored by our fan community’s strong support both at launch and beyond.
Looking forward, the studio remains vibrant and passionate about our many upcoming initiatives for Star Wars: The Old Republic. We still have a very substantial development team working on supporting and growing the game, and we feel we are in a strong position, with your continued involvement and feedback, to continue to build Star Wars: The Old Republic as one of the most compelling and successful online experiences in the world today. There are many strong initiatives planned for cool new content and new features that we’re excited to tell you about in the upcoming weeks and months.
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.
Greg and Ray
Earlier today Stephen Reid the games community manager confirmed he was one of the employees that were fired via a tweet which read “I was one of those affected by layoffs at BioWare Austin yesterday. I got to build an amazing team while I was there, and miss them already.”
Star Wars: The Old Republic hasn’t been having much luck this month as these layoffs come less than a month after it was revealed that the game lost around 400,000 subscribers.
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