BioWare and Mythic’s RPG teams are now one and the same, in the eyes of Electronic Arts. The publisher has restructured the design of their RPG and MMO group, putting Ray Muzyka, co-founder and general manage of BioWare, at the helm. Marc Jacobs, current general manager at Warhammer: Age of Reckoning, left the company as of yesterday. (Edited: Yesterday as of the writting of this article. -Ferrel)
“We thank Mark for his contributions at Mythic and wish him the very best going forward,” the company said in a statement on the official Warhammer web site. “Mark played a major part in the success of Mythic with his contribution as General Manager and Lead Designer of WAR.”
Muzyka, whose studio is currently developing Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO in collaboration with both Electronic Arts and LucasArts, will become the division’s group creative officer. Taking Jacob’s place as general manager of Mythic is Rob Denton, who helped co-found Mythic way back in 1995.
It’s not exactly clear why the two studios are being pressed together, except that EA has clearly identified BioWare as their internal leader for all RPG and MMO-related projects going forward. Perhaps it’s an issue of resources and shared knowledge, as Warhammer continues to evolve as an MMO and BioWare’s learning from their experiences.
Any hardcore Warhammer fans want to weigh in here?
All I can say is wow…
Edited: Unfortunately I have been on vacation and did not get Korrow’s article out in a timely fashion. I know it will appear late and “old news” at this point but if anyone would like to discuss it, please feel free. Once my, my appologies to Korrow. -Ferrel