It might be a case of in-house talent poaching or just a good opportunity for all parties involved, but BioWare
has hired Jeff Hickman
away from Mythic
to be Star Wars: The Old Republic's
new Executive Producer of Live Services.
The hire was announced at the recent BioWare's Fan Site Summit, according to Ask a Jedi
. Hickman was previously the Studio Executive Producer for all of Mythic's MMOs. He'll step into the role left open by Gordon Walton
, who left BioWare earlier this year
With both BioWare and Mythic under the same parent company -- Electronic Arts
-- it stands to reason that the two studios have a strong network and relationships that could lead to such transfers of personnel. We'll look forward to seeing what Jeff Hickman will bring to TOR
as it progresses toward launch!