Tuesday, 22 May 2012 09:03
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It seems Star Wars: The Old Republic might not be as successful as EA and BioWare wants us to believe as the developer's Austin division -- which developed the MMORPG -- has been hit with lay-offs and is in the process of "restructuring."
This news was shared by none other than BioWare co-founder Greg Zeschuk over on the official The Old Republic forums. We've also taken the liberty of showing you the forum post in it entirety below.
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.
While this doesn't exactly detail how many people were part of the restructuring or laid off, it's still unpleasant news -- and one I'm sure World of Warcraft fanboys are sure to use as fodder as to which MMORPG is better.
Needless to say, we wish everyone who got laid off the best of luck and hope that they land on their feet soon.
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