In what appears to be the toughest decision of his life, BioWare’s Executive Producer, Casey Hudson has decided to leave the company after 16 long years of his career.
Started off as a Technical Artist on Neverwinter Nights and MDK2 followed by holding the position of Project Director on ‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’, Hudson most recently worked on the Mass Effect trilogy and a new IP which was teased at this year’s E3.
“Though there’s never an easy time to make a change like this, I believe this is the best time for it,” said Hudson in a farewell letter to his fans and BioWare. “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.”
He also stated that development for both ‘The Next Mass Effect’ and Dragon Age: Inquisition is going strong and will deliver the best experiences of both worlds.
Hudson has also revealed that he still has to decide what he wishes to do next which apparently implies that he doesn’t have a project at hand.
Speaking of Hudson’s departure, BioWare has stated that it will continue to work on the next iteration of Mass Effect, but it is unclear who will assume the role of Hudson.