Mass Effect Creator Casey Hudson Leaves BioWare

Casey Hudson, the project director behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the trilogy of Mass Effect titles, has announced that he is parting ways with BioWare after having worked at the studio for a whopping 16 years.

"After what already feels like a lifetime of extraordinary experiences, I have decided to hit the reset button and move on from BioWare," Hudson explained. "I’ll take a much needed break, get perspective on what I really want to do with the next phase of my life, and eventually, take on a new set of challenges."

With the regard to the future of BioWare without him, he had this to add:

Though there’s never an easy time to make a change like this, I believe this is the best time for it. The foundation of our new IP in Edmonton is complete, and the team is ready to move forward into pre-production on a title that I think will redefine interactive entertainment. Development for the next Mass Effect game is well underway, with stunning assets and playable builds that prove the team is ready to deliver the best Mass Effect experience to date. And the Dragon Age: Inquisition team is putting the final touches on a truly ambitious title with some of the most beautiful visuals I’ve seen in a game.

Does the departure of Hudson have you concerned about the future of BioWare and the Mass Effect franchise?

[BioWare Blog]