Bioware Leaves Star Wars: The Old Republic, Another Studio Gets the Lead Instead

EA has decided to take Bioware off from Star Wars: The Old Republic’s administration.

By AtillaTuran, Posted 07 Jun 2023

Bioware is no doubt known for their roleplaying titles. Dragon Age and Mass Effect are of course two of them that made their names around quite a lot. Meanwhile these two games are always tied to Bioware’s own brand, there is another huge title to their name that does not get talked about very much. Released almost 12 years ago, Bioware’s Star Wars: The Old Republic is still up and running, delivering quests and new updates to their online players.

Yes, Star Wars: The Old Republic is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game with a stable number of players every day and month, quite opposite of what Bioware does nowadays. Surprisingly enough, Bioware themselves have been taking care of The Old Republic for the past 12 years, but EA has decided that it's time for their departure and someone else to take their place. For the new lead, EA brought Broadsword to the field. They are not an in-house developer, and probably not even close to EA in any way. However, Broadsword themselves own two big MMO’s on the market, being Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot.

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If you are still unsatisfied with the change, fret not as Broadsword’s main person, Rob Denton, worked at Bioware and was specialized in Star Wars: The Old Republic during its first few years. Therefore a change of head in SW:TOR will not steer away its own charm on gameplay or quests wise. EA’s decision to take SW:TOR off from Bioware’s hands might be a bit obvious. With upcoming titles for both Mass Effect and Dragon Age, main developers will have to focus on main single-player games. That certainly affects Bioware in a positive way, as they can fully commit to focus on their ongoing projects. Along with Mass Effect and Dragon Age, Bioware also stated that they are working on a remaster of their Knight of the Old Republic, so you should watch out for that too if you are a Star Wars fan.

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Platform(s): PC
Publisher(s): Electronic Arts, LucasArts
Developer(s): BioWare
Genres: Role-Playing
Themes: Online, Open World
Release Date: 2011-12-20

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