RPG Giants Bioware and Mythic Merge

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Willitblend It seems mergers and acquisitions are the order of the day. Following on the heels of news that Id Software has been eaten by Zenimax, EA have conglomerated their two venerable RPG studios – Bioware and Mythic -in to one colossal RPG/MMO development powerhouse.

Bioware, of course, are famous for crafting some of the most engaging and memorable western RPG’s – Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Knights of the Old Republic and Mass Effect. Mythic on the other hand (no Darren’s here) are best known for their MuhMORPuhGahs Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.

Bioware’s operations will remain unchanged, but Mythic’s former boss Mark Jacobs has been sent packing. Mythic staff will now report directly to Bioware boss Ray Muzyka, presumably whilst he strokes the fluffy white cat on his lap and laughs maniacally.

As an aside – it seem the global economic downturn is causing game developers and publishers to merge, until we’re left with a handful of mega-corporations bent on world destruction. This makes me sad.

Source : Kotaku

Last Updated: June 25, 2009

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