Mac Walters, a BioWare veteran that has worked on games like Jade Empire, the Mass Effect series and the upcoming Dragon Age Dreadwolf, has announced his departure from the studio after 19 years. The developer formally announced his departure from the company via a statement posted to LinkedIn, excited at the prospect of “new adventures.”
Walters is best known as the lead writer on Mass Effect 2 and 3 and also served as a production director on the upcoming Dragon Age Dreadwolf. Additionally, he was also a narrative director on Anthem and a creative director on Mass Effect Andromeda. After nearly two decades, Walters is leaving BioWare to pursue other ventures, but noted that his decision to leave was very tough.
His full statement posted to LinkedIn reads:
“With a new year comes new adventures. As some of you already know, at the end of last year I decided to leave BioWare. These past 19 years have been a life-changing experience to say the least, and it made the choice to go very difficult. I’ve worked with so many wonderful people and had the privilege to be a part of the most amazing teams and projects. It’s hard to fathom it all, and I know I’ll be reflecting on it for years to come. Thank you to everyone I’ve had the joy of working with, and I wish everyone at BioWare the very best in everything you do. It’s truly been a pleasure.”
BioWare currently have two major projects in development: Dragon Age Dreadwolf, which is rumoured to launch sometime in 2023, and the next Mass Effect which is much further out from release. Over the last couple of years, BioWare has lost several key talents, including Dreadwolf‘s executive producer and creative director. On the plus side, a former Deus Ex writer is currently working on the new Mass Effect.
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