Kind of inevitable.
It was inevitable - Bioware Austion has confirmed studio layoffs as a part of their "restructuring plan" that was talked about in May. Along with, Rich Vogel, a Bioware former vice president and producer, has also departed the studios. This is noteworthy as he was one of the foremost producers on The Old Republic, and instrumental to the success it had. Bioware has released a press statement, which says some of their staff have been shipped to other projects at EA Sports Austin and Bioware Austion, but others have been let go, with "qualifying personnel [receiving] severance package and outplacement assistance."