Casey Hudson, general manager at BioWare and Mark Darrah, the executive producer of the Dragon Age franchise are both leaving the studio at the end of the year. EA executive Luara Miele announced the news on the company’s site saying that even though the two heads are departing the studio, both the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises are still alive and well.
Leaving is “not an easy decision to make,” Hudson said in the farewell blog post. As you know might not know, Casey Hudson departed BioWare in 2014 after working on the original Mass Effect trilogy. He then returned in 2017 to take on the role of general manager.
Darrah expressed the same confidence in the studio saying that after more than 20 years at BioWare, leaving the company was a very difficult decision.
But all is not lost for BioWare. The studio is currently working on multiple announced and unannounced games. This includes the much-anticipated Mass Effect: Legendary Edition which is a remaster of the original three games. In addition, the studio recently announced a new Mass Effect game is currently in development. Of course, there’s also the sequel to Dragon Age which we are just calling “Dragon Age 4” for now. The studio needs something good. After two abysmal game launches including Mass Effect Andromeda and Anthem, BioWare has lost its magical touch of which we hope returns in the upcoming releases.