It’s “business as usual” for BioWare following EA lay-off announcement

Wednesday, 18th November 2009 03:17 GMT By Nathan Grayson


It’s been a rough couple of weeks for EA. First came the announcement that the publisher plans to bolster the unemployment line’s numbers by 1,500, and today, Pandemic joined the list of casualties. So, Industry Gamers wondered, how’s BioWare faring? Pretty well, as it turns out. Though the normally verbose developer didn’t exactly give us much to go on.

“There’s no reaction to report from BioWare; it is business as usual,” said a BioWare rep.

Now, now guys, don’t tell us your life’s story or anything.

More through the link. But it’s not from BioWare, in case you were wondering.



  1. Ashelia Bnargin Dalmasca

    BioWare are a pretty big deal as far as companies go.

    They’re probably pretty safe amongst all this unfortunate turmoil.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Phoenixblight

    Well they sold 1 million DLC and the console version of DAO is up to half a million. Not sure how well the PC version did but you have to assume another half a million since 1 million DLC.

    If you sell great game you don’t get lay offs.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dralen

    Yeah, not to mention Bioware has two big hitters listed for next year; Mass Effect 2 and Star Wars The Old Republic.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. GwynbleiddiuM

    Yup, BioWare is OK for now. No one will ever be safe in EA. Saboteur looked promising and look where Pandemic folks are now. They only messed up once, EA immediately grabbed an axe and start cutting its staff in half. Now it seems they were not happy enough and they planted C4 in Pandemic’s HQ. No more pandemic. No one is safe, no one is ever safe…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    Sorry but how long was Pandemic making this game? Pandemic is not a big enough name as Bioware is. Hell, EA gave Bioware cofounder an entire department because they have faith in them, didn’t see them doing the same for pandemic when they were bought. You drag your feet about a game and companies look at what can save them money its a dog eat dog world. You either deliver whats promised or eat the axe.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Jadeskye

    the old republic, mass effect and dragon age. All gonna be huge. I’d say they’re pretty safe.

    #6 5 years ago

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