Via The Verge.
Items of note:
- Reckoning was a “failure.” They needed to sell 3,000,000 copies just to break even on the deal. They sold 1.2M.
- They are closing both offices completely. Providence and Maryland’s BHG.
- First internal communications grew ‘sparse’ then paychecks stopped coming, then email servers went down, they heard the bad news a few weeks later…
First of all… 3,000,000 copies!?! Did anyone think it would sell that many? I thought 1.2M sounded pretty good.
My thoughts are with all of the developers and their families who are dealing with a very difficult time. This is a sad day for the entire industry. Bioware laid off a ‘significant’ number of their employees working on SW:TOR and now all 337 employees of 38 Studios are unemployed. Sad times, indeed.