BioWare sheds staff from The Old Republic

Ben Parfitt
BioWare sheds staff from The Old Republic

EA-owned developer BioWare has confirmed an unspecified number of job losses from its Star Wars: The Old Republic team.

The ambitious MMO finally launched late last year and has, by all account, been a success. How its user numbers have fared since launch depends on who you talk to and how you interpret the numbers.

“We’ve done some restructuring here on the SWTOR team,” BioWare’s general manager Greg Zeschuk stated. “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.”

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