Ray Muzyka backs fans up: “Journalists speculating on ill-founded rumors should reassess approach”

Surprise surprise. Yesterday we posted an Editorial on whether we should blame fans for Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk’s decision to leave BioWare and the games industry. As we said, we believe that fans are not to be blamed as those are the ones that made this company what it is today. Fans had valid points about ME3 – and the latest BioWare titles – and Ray Muzyka is of the same opinion, as he revealed that fans speak with ‘deep‘ and ‘honest passion‘ about their games.
As Ray tweeted:
“I respect/revere fans, because they speak with deep, honest passion. Journalists speculating on ill-founded rumors should reassess approach.”
This obviously means that Ray did not resign due to fan negativity. Ray added later on that ‘good websites demand clarity and credibility – lesser ones enable ill-informed individuals to make stuff up about other people‘.
Our guess is that those comments are addressed towards Trent Oster or NowGamer. Even though Oster had a talk with Greg and saw his exhaustion, he did not had a meeting with Ray. NowGamer decided to put both of these guys into the same basket, suggesting that fan negativity was too much for both of them. And even though that might be true for Greg, it’s definitely not for Ray.
Ray concluded that this misinformation came ‘from speculation by lesser websites on ill-founded rumors from ill-informed individuals.’