BioWare had a meeting with staff to talk about internal issues, Frostbite and work environment

Datajoy

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Angola / Zaire border region.
The second tweet is promising. Even though bioware had that dogshit blog response, maybe they are actually taking it more seriously behind the scenes.

So while dismissing the importance of investigative journalism in that post, in reality they have no choice but to reckon with the power of that report.

Great work Jason.
 

EatChildren

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It's almost like publicising disastrous work conditions and the subsequent pressure from your market causes you to reassess your production pipeline and company direction.
 

Akai

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It's sad that these things have to be made public first before things change.

Hope they actually introduce changes that improve their work conditions.
 

Kolx

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It’s stupid how it took them an article exposing them to pull their head out of their ass, and start fixing the shit that has been happening for years now.
 

RoninStrife

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Im am going to be optimistic about this.. glad this entire ordeal could potentially lead to positive outcomes. Jason's article basically real journalism that needed to be done and hopefully is part of a studio-intervention of sorts.
I love you Bioware, I know you can fix this situation and pull through, same for all involved.
 

Unkindled

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Making internal issues public has forced Bioware to do this, good job Jason.
Won't be surprised if nothing comes out of it though.
 

monketron

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Actions over words please. Very easy to promise the world. Especially if you know that whatever you say will be reported directly to the same media that did the original story.
 

Bombless

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This will likely take years before showing any results, if at all. Still, if it happened here maybe other big studios will try to prevent it from happening again.
 

Yukinari

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Bioware putting out a response to jason's article before the article even came out was the nail in the coffin for them as far as im concerned.

The management would need a total shift.
 

metalslimer

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Funny how the games industry actually can be affected by real journalism articles and not the awful subservient mess it usually is.
 
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How did they need a report to realize what was happening in their own company? Then, put out a blog post before the report even came out? Not too optimistic about this.
 

Abominuz

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I know this is only gaming, but it is nice to see that real journalisme can make a change. No PR pieces, BS articles or hidden agenda's and sites who funded by who they are praising. I thank you Jason, be aware that what you did made an impact and can bring change. I hope our favourite franchises will be saved.
 

Decarb

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Looks like articles like these does make industry a better place, doesn't it Bioware?
 

Crow Pudding

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I'm more inclined to think that the meeting is to assure internal status of the company remains more hermetically closed, so in the future they can avoid more articles like that. Nothing to change, only less filtrations.
 
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I'd be very surprised if anything actually came from this.

Nothing will change. It's just too ingrained in their company culture.
 

Jakisthe

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rras1994

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I think they've got enough for one more game in the tank, but if it's a failure then EA will probably start hacking the company up and closing parts down.

Anthem I'd guess has been a bomb for them, but apparently they still made money on Andromeda.
According to AskAGameDev on Twitter, who knows devs who worked on Anthem, it’s met it’s short term sales targets but but not long term (yet)
 

Mango Polo

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"Hey everyone, now that our practices got exposed and it makes recruitment a challenge let's take a moment to discuss making some changes but let's be clear the people at the top who wilfully chose to inflict this on all of you are staying right where they are, but don't worry things will change!"
 

WillyFive

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This is why we need more games journalism in games journalism (as opposed to rewritten press releases).
 

mutantmagnet

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I'd be very surprised if anything actually came from this.

Nothing will change. It's just too ingrained in their company culture.
That's silly to say. The factors that make EA EA won't go away but Bioware went through significant leadership changes. They could easily change the leadership overnight and it would have an even more negative or positive change than leaving in the current management to figure things out.
 

Phellps

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I really want to know why people are so skeptical about this. If BioWare wants to survive, it will have to change for the better. It's not just affecting the lives of their employees (like Rockstar or CDPR), it's also affecting the quality of their work. The very thing they need to exist as a company.

If they won't do this for the good of their employees, they will have to for their own good, or else they're fucked.
 

Scuffed

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All eyes are on them now so management better shape up because it looks like Jason will be following this very closely from here on out.
 

butman

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Frostbite doesn't work for single player games.
 

Phil me in

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For people who play anthem. Is the eng game just repeatedly playing the same 3 strongholds with huge modifiers? Are they just equivalent of destiny’s strikes?