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Star Wars: The Old Republic News - Rich Vogel Out at BioWare, Additional Layoffs Rumored

Posted by Michael Bitton on Jul 17, 2012  | 146 comments in our forums

Gamasutra is reporting that Star Wars: The Old Republic executive producer Rich Vogel has departed BioWare Austin, though no explanation was offered. We're also hearing reports that the studio may have been affected by additional layoffs today.

We'll be reaching out to Electronic Arts for comment and will update this story as it develops.

UPDATE: Below is the official response we received from EA:

"As announced in May and detailed at E3, the BioWare/Austin team is refining Star Wars: The Old Republic to continue to grow the game and the service. 
As with the launch of any MMO, the size and skillset of the teams needed to maintain the game is different than the ones that built it. Starting in May, there have been staff reductions in the BioWare Austin studio.  Some people have been platooned to other projects at BioWare Austin and EA SPORTS/Austin.  Others have been released – qualifying personnel receive severance and outplacement assistance. 
BioWare Austin is currently staffed to ensure the continued delivery of new, high quality game content for The Old Republic, and at a more frequent cadence.  In the weeks ahead, we will announce plans for growing SWTOR with new content, new players and new ways to play."

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