And, also, some people from Westwood Studios DID stick around, and are helping with the new Generals game.
Remember this is EA we are talking about so they love to make themselves money!!
Victory Games merged into Bioware and is now called "Bioware Victory." They are a subdivision of Bioware (which is a subdivision of EA).
Basically it is still Victory Games, just with a new name, new logo and some new people.
"""Take Command & Conquer: Generals 2, for example. EA says it's a "BioWare" game, but really, it's being developed by the same studio responsible for the last few Command & Conquer games. Those games didn't do that well, especially the woeful Command & Conquer 4, so in changing the name on the door to read "BioWare" instead of "EA", the publisher is obviously hoping to trade off a little of the goodwill associated with the former while distancing themselves from the reputation of the latter.
Would you believe there are now eight individual video game developers known as BioWare? Eight! There's the original team in Alberta, Canada. There's BioWare Victory. There's BioWare Austin, where Old Republic is in development. There's BioWare Mythic, BioWare Ireland and BioWare San Francisco. There's BioWare Montreal. There's even BioWare Sacramento, which is...a social game developer."""
^And what is your point? Sure, BioWare Victory has some people from EALA, but only specifically chosen ones who were good (probably the people who were brought over from Westwood). EALA no longer exists, and now BioWare Victory is in charge, as a different company, with different people (mostly). I don't see why anyone would keep people who are useless or inconvenient.
And, also, what's wrong with being so spread out? Since BioWare is obviously well organized (proved by the fact that they make great games AND still exist), it would make sense to divide your development studios, so that each genre is more easily manageable.
I haven't formulated an opinion on the matter yet. Just bringing it up for consideration.
Victory Games is Electronic Arts' dedicated Strategy Gaming studio. Formed in 2010 under the leadership of Jon Van Caneghem, Victory Games has offices in Los Angeles, CA; Austin, TX; and Shanghai, China and is currently focused on the Command & Conquer franchise.