Warhammer Online's executive producer, Jeff Hickman, has written a letter to the community regarding the recent revelation that around 80 Mythic staff were laid off as part of EA's restructuring.
If I was a WAR player, I would be slightly worried. Regardless of this guy's assurances.
Well, it's never good news, is it?
From my personal experiences always trust your instinct vs. what any business person says. I've had so many managers (CEOs and VPs) lie through their teeth to me without flinching one bit. You think they have any problem doing this to people they don't know?
Good to hear. Layoffs are stressful for everyone invested in a game - whether as a developer or as a player :/
Well after paying £170m for Playfish they are going to need to make savings somewhere.
Owch.. EA are feeling the pinch!
Good news. 80 redundancies seems like quite a major shake-up, though.
It's not looking good is it.
Edit: Sorry - double post
I feel for those that have been made redundant, but honestly, as a WoW player I feel ever so slightly smug that WAR isn't the Titan Mythic claimed it was going to be before it launched. I still remember a comparison that dreadful Paul Barnett made about WoW and WAR, saying WoW was like Blackpool compared to the Las Vegas that is WAR. Needless to say, it hasn't worked out like he hoped.
I know, it's stupid how they do all the videogame drama. Probably only for attention anyway. Need to slag WoW to get any spotlight.
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