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BioWare's  Star Wars  boss takes on broader role

BioWare's Star Wars boss takes on broader role Exclusive

August 10, 2012 | By Kris Graft

Recently, Gamasutra caught wind of a notable change at BioWare -- that Greg Zeschuk, co-founder of the prominent Electronic Arts subsidiary, had stepped down from his role as general manager of Star Wars: The Old Republic studio BioWare Austin.

A quick LinkedIn check showed that he left that position in May this year. And EA made no secret of the change when, in press releases, it referred to Matthew Bromberg as the current general manager at BioWare Austin.

Now internet rumors are swirling, speculating that Zeschuk has left BioWare completely. That's not the case. Zeschuk confirmed in an email to Gamasutra earlier this month:

"With regard to BioWare Austin, I handed off the leadership of the studio to Matthew Bromberg quite some time ago (back in May). Ray [Muzyka, BioWare co-founder] and I picked Matthew to take over and he's been doing a great job with the studio.

"My time in Austin was always planned to have a finite endpoint (my family was still living in Edmonton throughout my time in Austin) and now that I've handed the baton to Matt, I will be able to spend more time on a wider range of BioWare games rather than focusing on just one as I did with SWTOR."

BioWare Austin's first game is the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massive undertaking that required Zeschuk's full attention. EA and BioWare recently made the decision to convert the game from a subscription-based business model to free-to-play.

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