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Mass Effect Lead Writer Leaves BioWare

Did you love Mass Effect 1’s story? What about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic? If you did, we have some bad news. Drew Karpyshn, writer at BioWare will be leaving the games industry altogether to focus on his “novels and other non-videogame related projects.”

He detailed this in his personal blog, he also revealed that he’s leaving BioWare on good terms and was his decision alone.

Just to be clear, the parting was completely amicable, and 100% my decision. I’m proud of everything we accomplished, and I know going forward that BioWare will continue to live up to its well deserved reputation for making the best story driven games in the industry.

The story and dialog in any BioWare game is the result of an entire team of writers working together, and I often felt I received an excessive amount of the credit for the games we created

Karpyshn also revealed that he’s finishing his first novel, Children of Fire, the first novel in his original fantasy series, which he’s been working on for almost a decade.

We wish Drew nothing but the best and continue to tell gripping stories.

Source: CVG