Could some of the old BioWare team get back together to work on a new project? It’s a theory we tossed out there back when the news of many key BioWare players leaving was first revealed. Well today Twitter gave us a little more insight into this very topic!
A tweet from former BioWare develop Daniel Erickson today confirms Emmanuel Lusinchi has left or will be soon leaving BioWare to start work at Bluepoint as a Lead Designer. There were previous rumors about Lusinchi leaving but nothing solid or in the public until this tweet today:
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— Daniel Erickson (@DanielAErickson) November 5, 2012
I have to admit that it’s tough to see how passionately these developers and designers talked about SWTOR earlier this year at the Guild Summit and now they are dropping off like flies. These are people who put their heart and soul into their work and for those of us watching and waiting at home, it’s difficult to pinpoint the exact source of the problems since we don’t see all that happens behind the scenes. All I do know is that I met a lot of these guys, talked to the face to face, shook their hands and laughed together. And I know that they were passionate about what they do. I know they cared about SWTOR. So it’s a bit bittersweet to see so many leaving the team but I wish them nothing but the best in future endeavors and knowing how much they care about games, I believe there is a good chance we will see something else interesting from them very soon.
Erickson is now the creative director for Bluepoint Games:
Job news: I am now the creative director for Bluepoint Games but it will be some time before I can talk about the project.
— Daniel Erickson (@DanielAErickson) November 2, 2012
We’ll be keeping an eye on Erickson’s posts for sure to see what other news he might reveal about new team members or the projects they have in the works. I have a feeling Lusinchi won’t be the only old BioWare staffer that Erickson brings in to help out on future projects from Bluepoint. I, for one, am very excited to see what this team comes up with. However, what does this all mean for SWTOR?
Hopefully, it means nothing but fans cannot help but feel a bit nervous when so many developers are being dropped from the team.