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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 11:48 PM

The end of an era. The founders of Bioware retire.

This is really sad for me since Bioware is one of my favorite developers right up there with Nintendo. Honestly, though they have gone downhill since EA bought them so maybe they wanted to leave on a relatively high note. http://www.giantbomb.com/news/greg-zeschuk-ray-muzyka-are-leaving-bioware/4373/

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white_wolf Sep 2012 OP
malthaussen Sep 2012 #1
Hayabusa Sep 2012 #2
LeftOfSelf-Centered Sep 2012 #3

Response to white_wolf (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 05:06 AM

1. I preferred the Black Isle crew, but I sympathize

On a high note, though, Wasteland 2 is going strong.

-- Mal

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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 04:25 PM

2. Damn, and I can't even play a Bioware game to "mourn"

as I'm already playing Baldur's Gate I.

You all shall be missed, and good luck on the beer web series!

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Fri Sep 21, 2012, 06:26 AM

3. Wonder what'll happen to Bioware now...

I would imagine the founders were the only ones who could maintain a modicum of autonomy over EA. Now it'll probably be entirely under EA control, and considering the odd things that have come from EA I'm not optimistic.

EA boss boasts: “I have not green lit one game to be developed as a singleplayer experience”
http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/09/05/ea-boss-boasts-i-have-not-green-lit-one-game-to-be-developed-as-a-singleplayer-experience/

Bioware's games were essentially singleplayer experiences (at least the ones I played, KOTOR, ME 1 and 2) and to have to shoehorn a multiplayer component into those kinds of games seems unnecessary. It just seems like your taking development time and money from creating the kind of engrossing singleplayer experiences that made those games successes.

Mind you, I have yet to play Mass Effect 3 and it's multiplayer, since on PC it's an Origin exclusive. Also interesting to note that two of Bioware's (ME3 and SW:TOR) games have been used to push Origin on people.

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