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BioWare's Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk Are Retiring


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   joshEH

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Posted September 18 2012 - 05:35 PM

Maybe they put out the Dragon Age III announcement-news yesterday to build up some goodwill because of this: http://kotaku.com/59...k-both-retiring EA has a list of kills in their name bigger than Carlos Hathcock. The benefit of the doubt does not exist, as far as they're concerned. I just really hope the story went like this -- BioWare founders know they're nearing retirement from the games industry, sell the company to EA so it'll live on, and stick around for a bit to smooth the transition -- rather than like this -- BioWare founders have no plan to retire from the games industry, sell the company to EA, and then are slowly beaten into submission by the bottom-dollar-oriented corporate behemoth. As a huge fan of many of their games, both versions of the story are sad, but only one of them is actually painful.

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Posted September 18 2012 - 06:19 PM

Well, I liked their blog post.   I tend to think it's a mix of both.   They sold hoping to do one thing, then the combination of having F-U money and dealing with the behemoth meant it was easier to just move on and do a beer blog.


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Posted September 18 2012 - 06:34 PM

Tycho over at Penny Arcade had a couple of interesting tweets about this:

Khoo and I looked at the date of the Bioware buyout/today's announcement. Probably isn't a coincidence that it's almost 5 years exactly.

As somebody with a company people are always trying to buy, this is almost textbook. Acquisition with a five year "backend" payout.

My hopes were that they would step up and right the ship. Shame, but they earned a nice retirement. Thanks, EA. Get ready for "Mass Effect: Spectre Warfare," everybody. (Seriously, this news sucks ass...no wonder Obsidian went Kickstarter for its new project.)

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