BioWare - SWToR Layoffs
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May 24th, 2012, 10:33
This is a bit of a shame, as it's a fun MMO in my opinion, but the news is hardly a surprise. I've said for years that WoW can't be beaten by following the same recipe, and I stand by that. It has too much of a head start as people generally only play one MMO at a time. TOR had more of a "fresh approach" than most (story, voice overs etc), but the underlying game mechanics and end game was borderline identical.
I understand publishers not wanting to gamble by being innovate when the costs are extreme, but right now they're just throwing money down the drain at projects that can't possibly hope to dethrone WoW.
Bottom line: Innovation is the only way to grab a substantial amount of subscribers from WoW, which means WoW is pretty safe as long as noone is willing to innovate..
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