Today at 10:30 AM Bioware layed off parts of the staff that worked on developing their Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO.
Hey folks, since you’re reading this you may likely have heard that we’ve done some restructuring here on the SWTOR team. Sadly, we are bidding farewell to some talented, passionate and exceptionally hard-working people who helped make SWTOR a reality. Impacting people’s lives this way is always very hard, but we’re ensuring the affected people are treated with dignity, fairness and respect.
Shit sucks. One of the people affects is a friend of mine from the forums here. I guess it's to be expected though... while there's always development going on for a good MMO (new content updates and such), after initial production not as much work is needed. Anyways the good news is that part of Bioware's plans include inviting some other companies and throwing a small job fair in a week to help the ex-employees find a position elsewhere, so either Bioware feels guilty (from reports of how the managers handled this it seems they do), or the company as a whole doesn't want to look like dicks.