There’s an interesting rumor going around that BioWare-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk are leaving the company. I don’t believe that rumor just yet, but I’m dreaming about the possibilities. As many of you know, I am a huge fan of both of these guys. They’re just talented, intelligent, and super-nice people. They also helped make some of my favorite games of all time. When Marvel Comics coined the term “homo superior,” I’m pretty sure it was in anticipation of the BioWare doctors. They’ve both done well for themselves and they don’t need to work again; part of me dreams that they miss the creative freedom and nimbleness of running a small company (vs. being part of EA) and will start a new studio.
While you’re thinking about the possibility of BioWare without the BioWare doctors, why don’t you revisit this tribute video of the two from the night they were inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame? In addition to Dr. Ray and Dr. Greg, it features the legendary Bing Gordon, Cerny Games’ Mark Cerny, Incomniac Games’ Ted Price, Gas Powered Games’ Chris Taylor, Blizzard’s Frank Pearce and Paul Sams, Microsoft’s Don Mattrick, and more.
What do you think of the rumor of Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk leaving BioWare? Would you like to see the guys start a new game studio?