Former SWTOR Executive Producer Will Start a New Title
Yesterday we talked that the famous MMO game SWTOR's creative director Daniel Erickson appears to have packed his bags and left BioWare Austin, the developer of the game. This is, I have to say, is one of the biggest knocks that the company has to face.
However, as you may alrealy know, earlier this month before Daniel's quiting, another main developer of swtor blog was also left the company. Here is the detailed information.
According to the reports several days ago, Rich Vogel, the former executive producer of swtor news, has found a new home with Bethesda Softworks. Bethesda has announced a new studio: Battlecry Studios will be based in Austin, Texas, and headed up by Vogel. Battlecry Studios is looking for "experienced game developers to fill key roles for an unannounced project."
What's more, Bethesda President Vlatko Andonov says the company is excited about Rich's "history of building and managing talented development teams and bringing high quality games to market," while Vogel has "always admired and respected Bethesda's approach to making great, original games."
However, currently there's no information yet as to the nature of the title, Vogel's long history with MMOs gives us hope. Bethesda's parent company, ZeniMax, already has The Elder Scrolls Online in development through Zenimax Online Studios but might be looking to make use of its rights to the Fallout franchise.
Anyway, its must be a real big knock for BioWare to lost so many main game develop staffs at the same time. We don't know what the SWTOR's future will be, but I really hope the game will make itself a way to the success.