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Emmanuel Lusinchi has left the building

BlueLanternBlueLantern hempstead, NYMember Posts: 96

http://torwars.com/2012/11/05/swtor-emmanuel-lusinchi-bioware-lead-designer-gone/

 

 

yikes, they are dropping like flies. this was quiet too...DE was the one who announced it via announcing Lusinchi as the new lead designer at his own studio. 

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  • kulhatkulhat TaastrupMember Posts: 36

    Understandable really.

    No reason to go down with the sinking ship if you can avoid it :)

     

     

     

  • DrakxiiDrakxii Waxahachie, TXMember Posts: 594
    They are getting the band back together?  *shivers at the thought of SWTOR 2.0*

    I will not play a game with a cash shop ever again. A dev job should be to make the game better not make me pay so it sucks less.

  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAMember Posts: 1,965

    IMHO Emmanuel was one of their best asset.

     

    The guy was smart, knowlegeable about MMO and players needs.

    Also he was one of the few to still have his head on his shoulders.

    Finally he was genuinely honest.

     

    Best luck to you Sir.

    You will be missed for sure!.

    D.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAMember Posts: 2,646

    Everyone has their breaking point I guess.  Lushinchi had done some PR for EA in the past, like with promoting EA & F2P ... perhaps he got tired of lying.  It's also very hard to stay with a company that recently fired or forced out many of your close associates.  There is always the burdensome question, "Should I leave now while I still have a career, or wait it out and risk getting fired / forced to resign later .."

     

    The job will get filled fast though;  EA has a bunch of suits waiting to get game design jobs.

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  • KenFisherKenFisher Northwest, INMember Posts: 5,035 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Karteli
    There is always the burdensome question, "Should I leave now while I still have a career, or wait it out and risk getting fired / forced to resign later .."

    Agreed.

     

    I'm glad he found an exit without a career disaster.


    Ken Fisher - Semi retired old fart Network Administrator, now working in Network Security.  I don't Forum PVP.  If you feel I've attacked you, it was probably by accident.  When I don't understand, I ask.  Such is not intended as criticism.
  • UO4everUO4ever LeicesterMember Posts: 38

    Brent Knowles leaving just after EA took over Bioware...  hence DA2

    Not the first nail in the coffin?

     

    edit:spelling

  • noncleynoncley LondonMember Posts: 704 Uncommon

    "My lead designer at Bluepoint".

     

    What is Daniel Erickson talking about? Is Bluepoint his start-up? I can confidently say, here and now, while knowing nothing at all about this venture except having watched and listened to Danielson for six years, that it will be a disaister and the investors will lose everything.

  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member Posts: 686 Uncommon
    Originally posted by noncley
    "My lead designer at Bluepoint".   What is Daniel Erickson talking about? Is Bluepoint his start-up? I can confidently say, here and now, while knowing nothing at all about this venture except having watched and listened to Danielson for six years, that it will be a disaister and the investors will lose everything.

    No doubt. I wouldn't touch anything that had Daniel Erickson in the credits. Even if he was just the janitor who cleaned up the puke from overly zealous motion capture actors.


  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCMember Posts: 1,059
    Originally posted by noncley
    "My lead designer at Bluepoint".   What is Daniel Erickson talking about? Is Bluepoint his start-up? I can confidently say, here and now, while knowing nothing at all about this venture except having watched and listened to Danielson for six years, that it will be a disaister and the investors will lose everything.

     

    At least he didn't say  $15 was the problem...

     

    As a game player they may no longer be some of my favorite names in the industry. However, they still have a pedigree with some successful titles they contributed to that will keep them in a job. Maybe they will turn it around. Maybe they will flop and burn right on out of the industry. Time will tell. It'll be interesting to see what titles they come up with anyway. They might make a good game but on the other hand the worst that can happen is they put out a product we can poiint and laugh at.

     

    Either way I look at it = Entertainment +1.

  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKMember Posts: 1,788
    Originally posted by UO4ever
    Brent Knowles leaving just after EA took over Bioware...  hence DA2 Not the first nail in the coffin?   edit:spelling

    Brent Knowles leaving Bioware was the real turning point for the company, and not in a good way.

     

    One of the best recounts of Bioware history is from his blog, starting with his first year there.

    http://blog.brentknowles.com/2009/08/25/bioware-brent-year-1-1999/

    You make me like charity

  • SwaneaSwanea Vegas, NVMember Posts: 2,366 Uncommon

    Yeah, losing too many good people.  Can you blame them.  It'd be rough working for like activision on CoD and just making the same exact game as the last six. 

    No creation, ideas, or anything.   Just what the "brilliant' suits want..

  • erictlewiserictlewis Cottondale, ALMember Posts: 3,021 Uncommon
    I think he made a good move, get out while you still have a job. It is a lot easier to get a job if you have a job.  If he waited until things get worse it would have been harder to get a job.
  • mmoguy43mmoguy43 In cyberspaaaaaaceMember Posts: 2,747 Uncommon

    How come some are sticking around longer and now finally leaving? I would have thought all of them would have got up and left at once. They all knew how this was going down.

    I don't know maybe this was their strategy for some time now, to slowly build up a new (non-EA) studio.

     

    Watch out... SWTOR may be run by interns by next year! image

  • zomard100zomard100 karlovacMember Posts: 228
     It is time for old crew to leave and to replace with new blood. Now we can except even better SWTOR. It is amazing what they did, i will spend a year to level all classes to 50. Best  story driven mmo on the market.
  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYMember Posts: 1,930 Uncommon
    Originally posted by zomard100
    Best  story driven mmo on the market.

    Agreed

  • AstropuyoAstropuyo Stock, CAMember Posts: 1,915 Uncommon
    Originally posted by noncley
    "My lead designer at Bluepoint".   What is Daniel Erickson talking about? Is Bluepoint his start-up? I can confidently say, here and now, while knowing nothing at all about this venture except having watched and listened to Danielson for six years, that it will be a disaister and the investors will lose everything.

    Perfectly said!

     

    I know this is a useless post on my part but I can't help but scream "AGREED".

  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownMember Posts: 3,452 Uncommon
    Originally posted by zomard100
     It is time for old crew to leave and to replace with new blood. Now we can except even better SWTOR. It is amazing what they did, i will spend a year to level all classes to 50. Best  story driven mmo on the market.

    That's the spirit.

  • UkiahUkiah Austin, TXMember Posts: 273
    Originally posted by Drakxii
    They are getting the band back together? 

    Spinal Tap is touring again?

  • ignore_meignore_me Apple Valley, CAMember Posts: 1,987
    Someone end the suffering and pull the plug on the servers. This ongoing death rattle is just sick.

    Survivor of the great MMORPG Famine of 2011

  • RydesonRydeson Canton, OHMember Posts: 3,852 Uncommon
         Another "lead" that is gone.. Works fo me...... I couldn't stand playing that game sore after my first character.. I'm glad in this case the bosses are leaving..  They made their beds, now they can sleep in them.. I've already put Danny boy and others on my black list  of people to stay clear of.. 
  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCMember Posts: 1,059
    Originally posted by ignore_me
    Someone end the suffering and pull the plug on the servers. This ongoing death rattle is just sick.

    It's like the ending of that Korean film, "Sympathy for Mr. Vengance" where you hear the poor guy oh so slowly choking on his own blood intermixed with the river sounds throughout the closing credits.

  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 2,153 Uncommon

    Don't be surprised if Disney starts making moves with SWTOR, Disney takes things seriously unlike EA.

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  • halflife25halflife25 Toronto, ONMember Posts: 737
    Originally posted by TeknoBug

    Don't be surprised if Disney starts making moves with SWTOR, Disney takes things seriously unlike EA.

     

    I know it is too much to ask but maybe you should do some research and you will realize that Disney got nothing to do with SWTOR. It is still very much EA for the MMO licence.
  • TorqiaTorqia CopenhagenMember Posts: 73 Uncommon

    Too bad talent like that ends up at Bluepoint games... 

    FYI they dont really make anything at that studio other than collections on other games and Game engine work.. 

     

  • TeknoBugTeknoBug Vancouver, BCMember Posts: 2,153 Uncommon


    Originally posted by halflife25
    Originally posted by TeknoBugDon't be surprised if Disney starts making moves with SWTOR, Disney takes things seriously unlike EA.
     
    I know it is too much to ask but maybe you should do some research and you will realize that Disney got nothing to do with SWTOR. It is still very much EA for the MMO licence.

    And didn't Disney get a hold of Lucas Arts?

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