Casey Hudson, best known ad the project director of the Mass Effect saga, has left BioWare. Before leaving, Hudson lead development on an unknown new IP with the same team that brought us KOTOR.


 In a post on BioWare’s official blog, Hudson explains his reasons for the unexpected move:

“After what already feels like a lifetime of extraordinary experiences, I have decided to hit the reset button and move on from BioWare. 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.

“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.

“But while I feel that the time has come, this is without a doubt the most difficult decision of my career. BioWare is as magical a place today as it was when I started. The projects we are working on are some of the most exciting and prestigious in the world. The talent in our teams is second to none. And the people here are some of my closest friends. I’ve spent more time with many of you than my own family, and I have enjoyed every day of it.”

BioWare is currently planning on revealing a brand new IP (that apparently has nothing to do with the one Hudson was working on with BioWare’s Edmonton studio), and even released a series of teasers, all titled “You’ve Been Chosen.” Hudson also served as a the director of the new Mass Effect game.

Hopefully we will learn about the fate of all these games in the upcoming “special fan event” BioWare is planning during Gamescom next week. We will also be following Casey Hudson’s future exploits.

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