Mass Effect and Dragon Age lead Casey Hudson, Mark Darrah quits BioWare

BioWare General Manager Casey Hudson and Dragon Age Executive Producer Mark Darrah are leaving the studio. Laura Miele, Chief Studio Officer at Electronic Arts, announced his departure on the BioWare blog with personal messages from Hudson and Darrah.

“We have decided to retire from the studio and give way to the next generation of studio leaders,” Hudson said in a memo after working for BioWare for nearly 20 years.

“When I became Studio GM a little over three years ago, our goal as a leadership team was to place projects with our people for long-term success,” Hudson said. .. “Now, as BioWare celebrates its 25th anniversary, the studio is ready for an exciting new era of great gaming. This year, inspired by continued community support. Star Wars: The Old Republic And National anthem.. A few months ago, I elaborated on the task of entering the next giant Dragon Age game.And announced on N7 Mass effect: Legendary Edition He gave us some hints on what’s next in the Mass Effect universe. It’s an exciting time, both in terms of projects I’ve heard and projects that haven’t been announced yet.

“Arriving at this point was an opportunity to look back on my own future. 2020 was a year when we were all forced to rethink what we all think about work and life. For me, it was. It was a realization that I still had a tremendous amount of energy to create, but also that I had to try something different, which I don’t know exactly yet, I would like to start by rediscovering my creative passion through more personal work. “

According to Miele, Dollar will replace Christian Daily, Studio Director of BioWare Austin, as Executive Director of Dragon Age. Like Hudson, Dollar called his departure from BioWare a retirement from the studio.

“This was a very difficult decision for me,” said Dollar. “Dragon Age’s amazing team of developers makes my life richer and better. They taught me a lot, but the strength of the team also makes this possible. I know that Dragon Age will not only survive without me, but will prosper. “

Hudson’s first achievement in BioWare was MDK 2, Released in 2000. He left BioWare in 2014 and joined Microsoft the following year. Hudson returned to BioWare in 2017 to replace the retired GM Aaron Flynn.

Dollar joined BioWare in 1997 and originally worked as a programmer, according to his LinkedIn profile.

BioWare recently announced Mass Effect: The Legendary Edition, A collection of the first three core Mass Effect games, and published early artwork for the following Mass Effect titles. The developers also unveiled the initial development of a new Dragon Age game this summer.

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