Greg Zeschuk, Ray Muzyka Are Leaving BioWare

#51 Posted by Brake (1087 posts) -

@Packie said:

Hey guys, Obsidian is still hiring. Just saying.

Exactly what I was gonna say.

#52 Posted by FoolishChaos (429 posts) -

Well, fuck.

I really liked DA1 :( Like, alot

#53 Posted by Deathpooky (1367 posts) -

EA. Destroying successful franchises and developers for years. Though I imagine SWTOR had something to do with Bioware's potential implosion as well.

#54 Posted by Animasta (14637 posts) -

@Packie said:

Hey guys, Obsidian is still hiring. Just saying.

no way obsidian makes good games

#55 Posted by Diablos1125 (179 posts) -

Such bullshit man.....

#56 Posted by Phatmac (5720 posts) -

Pack up it folks, we're done here.

#57 Posted by Begilerath (175 posts) -

Are they leaving Bioware or "Bioware"?

#58 Posted by altairre (1113 posts) -

Now I'm even more interested in how DA3 turns out.

#59 Posted by Branwulf (397 posts) -

Is anyone actually surprised by this?

#60 Posted by DoctorLazy (93 posts) -

Good job, EA.

#61 Posted by Zaph (274 posts) -

"In 2013 Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka went on to form PharmaSoft, a successful independent studio. Their first game under PharmaSoft brand was Dragon Effect for iOS. In 2016 PharmaSoft was sold to publisher Activison for an undisclosed sum"

...and the cycle continues.

#62 Posted by bkbroiler (1604 posts) -

whoa whoa WHOA

#63 Posted by defcomm (325 posts) -

Huh wow

#64 Posted by shinboy630 (1131 posts) -

Welp, there goes any hope I had for DA3

#65 Posted by reelife (315 posts) -

Not surprised really. =/

#66 Posted by thedj93 (1237 posts) -

yeeeeeeeeah that sucks

#67 Posted by Neurotic (631 posts) -

Oh, snap! I wonder what's gonna happen now.

#68 Posted by StoffInator (147 posts) -

This really sucks.

#69 Posted by WEKS (33 posts) -

God goddammit EA, god-effing-dammit.

#70 Posted by DarthB (247 posts) -

Wow! That's some crazy bidniss. I really hope they open up a new studio and maybe do some smaller experimental shit. Good luck to them in whatever future they have lined up.

#71 Posted by pbhawks45 (736 posts) -

How much of an impact does this really have, though? It had seemed like their influence on the studio had greatly diminished over the years. Seems more symbolic, though I could be totally wrong.

#72 Posted by Kosikutioner (35 posts) -

I can't wait to Kickstart their next game!

#73 Posted by Seb (358 posts) -

r.i.p bioware

#74 Posted by HulkHanson (72 posts) -

A shame, but Bioware just haven't been the same since EA acquired them.

#75 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3048 posts) -

Honestly, I can't say that I'm all that surprised.

#76 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

Oh Lord...

#77 Posted by Silock (238 posts) -

Heh, I guess this is a big deal yeah?

#78 Posted by Humanity (8715 posts) -

Here is hoping they fund a new studio and we get 1 cool game before they have to disband it.

#79 Edited by Draxyle (1779 posts) -

Holy crap. I don't think they can even be referred to as "Bioware" anymore, even though that name has already been stretched thin these last years. Good on them though, they were clearly being used and abused for the good part of a decade, and taking the blame for a lot of the Bioware faults these last few years have probably taken their toll (deserved or not).

I really wish some of these departing Bioware employees could legally speak about their experiences. I'd love some confirmation of what we already think EA has forced on them.

@Packie said:

Hey guys, Obsidian is still hiring. Just saying.

Ya know, that'd be pretty awesome. Project Eternity could use some outside assistance.

#80 Posted by Excast (784 posts) -

Well, this doesn't give me much faith in the direction they are taking with Dragon Age 3.

#81 Posted by Mowgers (378 posts) -

Over/under on these men moving to work at Obsidian, or is that just me thinking it'd be funny?

#82 Posted by HellBrendy (992 posts) -

Man do I hope Valve knows when to call people.

#83 Posted by Sidfiou (69 posts) -

Now, I'm waiting for Activision to give them a development studio. Oh the irony.

#84 Posted by Creamypies (4044 posts) -

Ouch, real blow for Bioware.

#85 Posted by Czarpyotr (270 posts) -

Zoinks

#86 Posted by avidwriter (667 posts) -

There goes any hope for DA3

#87 Posted by Asmo917 (389 posts) -

Well, if Scoops Klepeck broke the story, everyone prepare for years of legal wrangling, and someone get Patrick to Edmonton so he can camp outside of Bioware's offices...just in case?

Paul Barnett just tweeted out that they're retiring. I assume it's actually a "retirement."

#88 Posted by Baltimore (262 posts) -

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Sucks. But I can't say we didn't see it coming.

#89 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1723 posts) -

Criterion next.  

#90 Edited by drew327 (557 posts) -

Thanks EA!

Wow, one of them is quitting to make an online show about brewing beer. Real high brow stuff!

#91 Posted by Metal_Mills (2980 posts) -

Rip Bioware :'(

#92 Posted by ChosenOne (196 posts) -
It's a rare condition, this day and age,

to read any good news on the GB frontpage.

Love and tradition of the grand design,

some people say it's even harder to find...
#93 Posted by Phatmac (5720 posts) -

They're retiring from the games industry... wow..

#94 Posted by clumsyninja1 (817 posts) -

Took them long enough...

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#96 Posted by RE_Player1 (7545 posts) -

Looks like Bioware is done.

#97 Posted by Sean2206 (263 posts) -

Well that seemed kind of inevitable hope they can form a new/join a current good rpg studio like obsidian.

#98 Posted by chogi (554 posts) -

This probably happened.

#99 Posted by spiceninja (3055 posts) -

EA really needs to get their shit together. Jesus.

#100 Posted by Hennet_sim (339 posts) -

@MattBodega said:

Well....I guess that's the end, then.

The end of days has begun for the world of videogames

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