BioWare Lays Off 50 Employees as Part of New “Long-Term Vision”

McKay assures laid off staff will be supported by studio.

BioWare has recently announced that it is laying off 50 employees at the studio as part of a new “long-term vision”.

“After much consideration and careful planning, we have built a long-term vision that will preserve the health of the studio and better enable us to do what we do best: create exceptional story-driven single-player experiences filled with vast worlds and rich characters,” McKay said in a blog post. “This vision balances the current needs of the studio — namely, ensuring Dragon Age: Dreadwolf is an outstanding game — with its future, including the success of the next Mass Effect.”

McKay did say that the affected staff will be supported and there are number of open positions they can apply for. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that they will be able to get new jobs within the studio itself.

Even though BioWare is still working on the next Dragon Age game, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, and the next Mass Effect, the studio still laid off staff. McKay insists that the studio’s dedication to the development of Dreadwolf has not wavered at all and “remains steadfast”. “We are confident that we’ll have the time needed to ensure Dreadwolf reaches its full potential,” he added.

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