BioWare Austin is the studio behind the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO. As it is known, the online title is not doing so well. Recently the developers were forced to initiate a free-to-play model in hopes of bringing back most of the diminishing players.
Could the exiting of the General Manager be a sign of a captain abandoning his sinking ship?
Zeschuk later talked to Gamasutra to clear any speculations around his resignation.
My time in Austin was always planned to have a finite endpoint (my family was still living in Edmonton throughout my time in Austin) and now that I’ve handed the baton to Matt I will be able to spend more time on a wider range of BioWare games rather than focusing on just one as I did with SWTOR.
With regard to BioWare Austin, I handed off the leadership of the studio to Matthew Bromberg quite some time ago (back in May). Ray [Muzyka, BioWare co-founder] and I picked Matthew to take over and he’s been doing a great job with the studio.
As said, the online MMO will now be headed by Matt Bromberg, previously CEO of Major League Gaming.