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BioWare Are Not EA's Bitch
Game News - posted by Jaesun on Mon 3 October 2011, 19:21:55Tags: BioWare
"One thing we commonly see is when fans don't like something we do, they put in the comments, 'Oh those EA guys, they're making BioWare do...' And I always chuckle because we are EA, we're BioWare - we're both, and we still have huge autonomy in terms of what we do," Greg Zeschuk told us.
"We're not being forced to do anything or told to do anything. We make the decisions. We take input.
"It's just funny when people say that, because it's not actually remotely true."
Right.... I wonder if Richard said the same thing?
They also reveal that they now actually do nothing, but instead delegate:
Today, Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka - both high flyers within EA, not just BioWare - are removed from the rank and file of day-to-day game development. Muzyka bosses the RPG/MMO label at EA, and Zeschuk is focused on the impending launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic. They typically delegate other duties to their experienced team leaders: Casey Hudson for Mass Effect, and Mike Laidlaw for Dragon Age.
Some other highlights include what is most important about developing yet another action game with some vague rpg elements Role Playing Games:
...at the end of the day, we're making entertainment and art.
BioWare is making art.
And Greg and Ray actually play the games they make:
"We still play everything we release, we always have and we always will. We enter a lot of feedback, a lot of bugs," said Muzyka.
You can read the entire article here.
Spotted at: EuroGamer