BioWare announced today, via the Star Wars: The Old Republic forums, that they are restructuring the development team and laying off workers. The post was made by BioWare co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka who had the following to day about the restructuring.
Sadly, we are bidding farewell to some talented, passionate and exceptionally hard-working people who helped make SWTOR a reality.
We still have a very substantial development team working on supporting and growing the game, and we feel we are in a strong position, with your continued involvement and feedback, to continue to build Star Wars: The Old Republic as one of the most compelling and successful online experiences in the world today.
This of course is no surprise, many development teams shrink a few months after launch, so this can a reflection of that. Of course it could also be due to the fact that SWTOR subscription numbers have been plummeting, even though the official numbers seem to be pretty strong at 1.3 million.