Bioware and Pandemic Merge

Bioware logoBig news: Bioware and Pandemic are merging! Pandemic is maker of Full Spectrum Warrior, Destroy All Humans, and Star Wars Battlefront; Bioware produced Jade Empire, Knights of the Old Republic, and Baldur’s Gate.

The merging of two high-profile studios (as opposed to their eventual absorption by publishers) makes a lot of sense. Scale = bargaining power (and, as Bioware noted, much-craved independence). Everybody wants scale nowadays … hard to do business with the Walmart and EAs of the world otherwise.

One response to “Bioware and Pandemic Merge

  1. Check out the interview with Greg Zeschuk, joint CEO of Bioware, and Andrew Goldman, CEO of Pandemic.

    Summary:

    1) It’s about independence

    2) It’s about resources (people, capital to generate new IP, etc)

    3) It’s about growth

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