BioWare Mythic dropping the 'BioWare' moniker

BioWare Mythic has gone back to its previous name, simply Mythic. It promises that all current projects are on-track.

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BioWare Mythic is dropping the "BioWare" part of its name, changing its name back to simply "Mythic." According to the company's announcement, this comes as the studio gains a "new focus," but it promises that current projects are still on-track.

The announcement (via GI.biz) was made at the Warhammer Online site. "Everything else stays the same - our passionate teams will continue to support and develop our existing titles as well as working on some new and exciting projects," the announcement reads. Current projects include Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes and Ultima Forever.

Electronic Arts changed the studio's name in 2009, during the height of BioWare's popularity. A series of poor fan reactions to BioWare's products is not necessarily responsible to the name change, but it certainly seems to follow logically.

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    November 8, 2012 4:30 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, BioWare Mythic dropping the 'BioWare' moniker.

    BioWare Mythic has gone back to its previous name, simply Mythic. It promises that all current projects are on-track.

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      November 8, 2012 4:33 PM

      Can we just get a f2p Dark Age of Camelot? Or even better a DAoC2 with the exact same mechanics.

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      November 8, 2012 4:34 PM

      DAoC was a damn fine MMO

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        November 8, 2012 4:40 PM

        till trials but most definitely

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          November 8, 2012 6:03 PM

          Yup trials and the need for 80 man raids underwater can fuck right off.

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          November 8, 2012 6:25 PM

          I loved Trials, but that's because I hate PvP.. DAoC had the best PvP I've seen, but it's still just not my thing. Trials did some really interesting PvE stuff that I've still never seen anywhere else, but I admit the underwater stuff was clunky.

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        November 8, 2012 5:26 PM

        sure was. some of the best times I've ever had

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        November 8, 2012 5:44 PM

        Agreed.

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        November 8, 2012 6:36 PM

        I think it's safe to say that I spent more playtime in DAoC than any other game by a huge margin.

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          November 8, 2012 7:46 PM

          I had multiple characters with /played time measured in months. You never forget your first MMO.

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      November 8, 2012 4:38 PM

      They're also still working on Ultima Online.

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      November 8, 2012 5:24 PM

      EA have realised that they've destroyed the BioWare brandname. Well at least they've realised.

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        November 8, 2012 5:41 PM

        Back when "BioWare Victory's Command & Conquer Generals 2" was unveiled at the 2011 VGAs, Jeff Gerstmann said this on the 12-13-2011 Bombcast: "I feel like this is finally the moment where the Bioware name has completely transitioned out of 'a name you can believe in' to 'a name that EA's gonna put on games they WANT you to believe in'."

        Back when they were hyping up Star Wars: The Old Republic was when they put the BioWare label on the studio, and when Mark Jacobs left Mythic: http://www.shacknews.com/article/59267/bioware-and-mythic-combine-to

        And of course there's EA Louse: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/104345-Alleged-Insider-Airs-EAs-Dirty-Laundry

        "And you know what they're most proud of? This is the kicker. They are most proud of the sound. No seriously. Something like a 20 gig installation, and most of it is voiceover work. That's the best they have. The rest of the game is a joke. EA knows it and so does George Lucas, they're panicking, and so most of Mythic has already been cannibalized to work in Austin on it because they can't keep pushing back launch. Old Republic will be one of the greatest failures in the history of MMOs from EA. Probably at the level of the Sims Online."

        Looking back on it now, what do you think? SW:TOR better or worse than The Sims Online?

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      November 8, 2012 5:47 PM

      Hahahha, of course they did.

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      November 9, 2012 7:21 AM

      Not even mythic wants the name

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      November 9, 2012 9:34 AM

      This>>> "A series of poor fan reactions to BioWare's products is not necessarily responsible to the name change, but it certainly seems to follow logically."