Over the last several months there has been a slew of lay-offs and resignations at BioWare. The most recent addition to this exodus is Daniel Erickson, former lead designer on SW:ToR. A tweet last week confirmed the rumours of his departure from the company.
Mr Erickson has joined Rich Vogel and BioWare founders Dr.Ray Muzyka and Dr.Greg Zeschuk as the big kids who have officially left the pool. From this gamers stand point, the people left at BioWare are no longer the same people who were making games over the last 17 years, even if a few of them are still there their leadership has gone, along with a lot of brilliant people. It’s just not the same studio that gave us Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Jade Empire. It can’t be good for SW:ToR to have lost it’s lead designer and executive producer.
Let me know what you guys think about the mass firings, resignations, and what it means for the future of BioWare.