BioWare Austin Cuts Staff

A lackluster demand for Electronic Art's new title, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has resulted in a major restructuring in the firm's Austin-based Bioware studios, according to the company. In a post to players of Star Wars: The Old Republic, the firm said it is "bidding farewell" to some of the people who helped make the title a reality. In a statement, EA said that some of those affected by the restructuring will be able to join other projects within the firm, but that others will leave the company. Exact number of staffers affected in Austin were not announced.