Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah Depart BioWare

BioWare has just announced that General manager Casey Hudson and Executive Producer Mark Darrah have both announced their departure from BioWare.

Former Senior Vice President, Development & Production at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Samantha Ryan will “will continue to oversee the studio”, while BioWare Austin Studio Director Christian Dailey will join the Dragon Age team to lead the development of the upcoming game.

“I want to personally thank Casey and Mark for everything they have done for the BioWare community, and particularly for our players. They will always be an essential part of the studio’s history, we appreciate their many contributions, and we look forward to seeing what they’ll each do next.” Said Chief Studio Officer Laura Miele on the developer’s blog.

Samantha Ryan, who came to Electronic Arts after leading Warner Brothers Games, is one of the strongest leaders in the industry. She will continue to oversee the studio. I’m also excited to announce Christian Dailey, who joined BioWare from Blizzard, will be leading our Dragon Age project currently in development.

Christian is a fantastic creative leader and I look forward to you all getting to know him in the coming days. We recently announced Mass Effect: The Legendary Edition and Mike Gamble is leading a team hard at work on that franchise’s future.

In a farewell letter, Hudson admits that he still has not planned his next project.

Arriving at this point has been an opportunity for me to reflect on my own future, and 2020 has been a year that forced all of us to re-imagine how we think about work and life, …”For me, it’s been the realization that I still have tremendous energy to create, but also that I need to try something different. I’m not sure exactly what that is yet, but I know that I want to start by rediscovering my creative passion through more personal work.

Source: Blog Post

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