Last week was pretty horrific for Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Much of the staff — 150 employees by Larry Everett’s estimation — were laid off from the BioWare Austin studios including Senior Community Manager Stephen Reid.
The Republic panel really didn’t know what to make of the situation. Layoffs have become the norm for MMOs shortly after launch, but this one came as a surprise because, according to BioWare leadership, they planned on keeping the same team throughout development.
If you’re as confused about the changes as we are, then you have to watch this week’s The Republic. The befuddled Gary Gannon is joined by the disoriented Larry Everett from Massively, the perplexed Justin Lowe from Darth Hater, and the confounded Ed Park from Taugrim on our SWTOR show called The Republic!