EA purchases Bioware

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  1. cenotaph
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    http://www.joystiq.com/2007/10/11/ea-owns-...ct-so-what-now/
    http://games.slashdot.org/games/07/10/11/2053228.shtml

    Anyone remember what they did to Westwood (edit: or Origin, for those who remember them) after picking them up? One of the most respected development studios (at the time) was torn to shreds, then folded when it couldn't produce up to EA's standards in terms of commercial success - as a result of the conditions EA set (through cut development cycles etc).

    So, I guess this means:
    - No more KOTOR with Bioware involvement (LucasArts holds rights to the franchise).
    - No Mass Effect PC (was rumored, probably in development. EA doesn't like PC games, unless they're multiplayer-centered or made by Maxis).

    This is going to hell in a handbasket.
     
  2. jumpman17

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    I read they've bought Pandemic too! EA global domination.. when will it end? Who won't sell out!!? The drama is too much!
     
  4. Infinitus

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    I smell more failures incoming...

    Like what they did to BF2142.

    Their lazy asses and corrupt marketing are too lazy to get it working with Vista.

    For a year now.
     
  5. Daidojih

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    Noooooooooooo!
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    Well I can only hope Bioware can survive through EA's initiation. Maybe under Peter Moore things will be different...
     
  6. MaHe

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    Peter Moore is just a spokesman, he has no real power in the firm. Besides, he is working at EA Sports ...
     
  7. Master Mo

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    Hopefully this will not effect the Sonic RPG for DS...
     
  8. Jdbye

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    What about NWN? [​IMG]
     
  9. cenotaph
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    That's more or less in the hands of Obsidian these days -- most of the original NWN devs are over there, as well as a good chunk of those who were on the development team for BG2.
     
  10. cubin'

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    I don't think it will change much...hopefully EA knows better than to go fucking around with biowares staff