Electronic Arts maintains that it's going to have gotten going back on its investment if BioWare Austin's massively multiplayer online role-playing game Star Wars: The Old Republic can maintain 500,000 subscribers. Answers to The Old Republic's viability are going to arrive sometime before March 31, 2012, even so the head of BioWare's Austin studio defintely won't be sticking around for them firsthand.
Today, EA confirmed that SWTOR Credits BioWare Austin general manager Gordon Walton resigned his position in January. According to Walton's LinkedIn profile, he succeeded to take a job with Playdom, which Disney purchased for longer than $500 million last July. At Playdom, Walton has acquired the title of vice chairman and executive producer, being charged with heading in the casual game maker's new Austin studio.
"With great thanks and appreciation, we say goodbye to Gordon Walton for helping bring Star Wars: The Old Republic on the phenomenal state it truly is in today," EA said in the statement. "Rich Vogel continues to be the executive producer and VP of production, while Greg Zeschuk is constantly on the oversee Buy SWTOR Credits the full project as general manager as well as Ray Muzyka as BioWare Group general manager, and now we remain positive that the game will excite and delight players worldwide." EA started to observe that "it can be business as usual in any way BioWare studios."
For details, take a look at GameSpot's previous coverage of Star Wars: The Old Republic.