SWTOR team still among biggest in the industry

Never mind the recent firings; the development team on Star Wars: The Old Republic is still among the largest in the industry, BioWare says.

Reassuring fans over how the layoffs would not be affecting future content, associate lead designer Emmanuel Lusinchi tells PC Gamer (via): “We have a very large development team still, definitely one of the biggest in the industry, and we have a very complete and detailed plan for the rest of the year.

“The players don’t really care about all that, behind closed curtains, but they want what they’re paying for which is a service with new content, new systems, that’s what they’re asking for and we listen to them. That’s what we mean to deliver.”

Lusinchi further expressed confidence over the new content already released, as well as taking player feedback into account.

“I think we did good. I think the game is really fun. We have subscription numbers that many of our competitors will envy, maybe not all the competitors, but we’re doing good.”

He ends with a tease of things to come: “When I look at what is in the plan, in the prototype I get to play every day, some of those things are truly spectacular. Well, I think so. The players will judge.”