Next Gen has an article citing the Financial Post’s decision to name BioWare to their top 10 list of finest employers in Canada. The Canadian publication’s list draws from a pool of every company in Canada seeking those select few who “offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs”, so for BioWare to be named to the list proves that they aren’t shackling developers to their desks or holding pistols to dog’s heads to ensue timely work.
One has to wonder how the recent purchase of BioWare by Electronic Arts will affect their current good standing. As famous for their excellent work environment as BioWare is, Electronic Arts is equally notorious for that thing I said about pointing guns at dogs. BioWare has claimed they would maintain their independent, free-thinking attitude despite the new owners, but we give it about a month before Electronic Arts decides they prefer the name ‘Toby’ for their new acquisition.