BioWare Co-Founder Reportedly Leaves Company
This morning, Eurogamer reports that Greg Zeschuck, a cofounder of BioWare, has left the company’s Austin-based studio that manages Star Wars: The Old Republic. The news comes by way of German website GamersGlobal, which apparently noticed changes to Zeschuck’s LinkedIn profile. As of this writing, his profile lists his position as General Manager of BioWare Austin as having ended in May of 2012.
The profile also lists his location as Edmonton, Canada, and that his current position is that of Director of Vancouver-based social media firm Zeroes 2 Heroes Media, a position he’s apparently held since 2007. According to Eurogamer, EA has offered a statement on Zeschuk’s departure, though not too many details:
“When Greg Zeschuk announced the reorganization of [BioWare Austin] in May, he outlined his plan to return to his family in Edmonton for a much deserved vacation. Greg also announced the new GM of BioWare Austin and Old Republic, Matt Bromberg. Greg is still with EA. He’s now back in Canada taking time off and thinking about new projects. No change with [BioWare co-founder] Ray Muzyka.”
This news follows yesterday’s reports that two important people from BioShock developer Irrational Games have also left their own game-maker. It’s a strange time for employment in the games business, it seems, with layoffs, shake-ups, and departures happening every other day.
Hopefully Zeschuck will come back from his extended time off in the Great White North with some awesome ideas that will get gamers excited about BioWare again. Until then, it’s free-to-play Old Republic and Mass Effect 3 apathy.