Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Losing the Bio but Keeping the Ware

A sad announcement came across today, Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka two co-founders of BioWare, are retiring from BioWare. These two men have left an enormous mark on the videogame industry. With games like Baulders Gate, Neverwinder Nights, Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age; the pair have been involved with some of the most recognized and influential RPGs the industry has seen.

After twenty years, the doctors are leaving the videogame industry and moving on to different fields. While this is a sad bit of news, what really worries me is how the Company is more or less in the hands of EA now. In addition it was just recently announced that the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series additional installments.
Maybe I'm being pessimistic, but I just look at this series of events and say "well Looks like EA is already moving in to cash in and ruin the last two games Greg and Ray helped to build".

What do you guys think, does BioWare have a future under EA and without it's co-founders?

----Strife Out----

4 comments:

DeadOfKnight said...

Sure it has a future. The question is, what kind?

yoav sterer said...

EA will no doubt butcher everything for money. they sadly already killed mass effect by not giving them enough time so they could get their fucking money sooner, but now that these retirements happened i dont see anything good either. i guess im being pessimistic here as well, but honestly im not seeing anything positive here.

yoav sterer said...

EA will no doubt butcher everything for money. they sadly already killed mass effect by not giving them enough time so they could get their fucking money sooner, but now that these retirements happened i dont see anything good either. i guess im being pessimistic here as well, but honestly im not seeing anything positive here.

Gone Rampant said...

DA3 was always gonna happen. As for other Mass Effects? I just don't know. Maybe a kind of Greatest Hits of the battles we've never seen like the Krogan Revolutions or the first Contact War, but something set after ME3 is gonna suck.

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