BioWare Closing Down Its Official Forums on August 26
Mass Effect and Dragon Age developer, BioWare, has announced that it’ll be closing down all of its official forums on August 26 with the exception of the Star Wars: The Old Republic board. Calling it a difficult decision that was made after careful consideration, the studio said that the popularity of social media and gaming events have led it to this decision as staff members are actively engaging through these channels now.
In a post on its website, BioWare explained:
With the rise of social media and geek culture, there have never been more ways for us to connect.
Now we can travel around the world, meeting with you face-to-face at events like PAX, SDCC, and even shows in our own backyard. We can share stories with you on the go, giving you a look behind the scenes on sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
With so many great things so widely available, our developers today find themselves spending more time on other sites, and less time in our own forums. And to our fans and players who came to those boards looking to talk to us, it was a great disservice.
So it is with a heavy heart that we will close our public forums on August 26, 2016. We will maintain some private boards, and may use these in future for beta feedback or other special projects.
Due to the information contained in them, BioWare’s forums will remain in a read-only state until October 25, following which they’ll be taken down.