Bit Mob has interviewed Lou Talamo of BioWare's Austin studios. They talk about quite a lot of HR, including how to land a job or how BioWare outsources some of the things formerly done in-house. Here's a clip:
Austin has become a center for gaming development over the last twenty years, why do you think that is?
I'm trying to figure that out myself. I think that its because they have the infrastructure for tech. You have Dell here and a lot of tech start-ups. Austin and Southern California are set up for that type of thing. For example, we are moving into a new building with T1 lines and all that kind of stuff...older cities just don't have that set up. It's also the cool factor of young developers starting up and attracting others to do the same.
It seems ever since NC Soft set up in 2001, all these MMO companies have been coming in and now Bioware Austin is MMO dedicated along with Sony Online Entertainment and THQ. Why is Austin so MMO focused?
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