Guardians of the Galaxy and Deus Ex writer Mary DeMarle has joined BioWare. After spending more than a decade at Eidos Montreal building the modern Deus Ex games and expanding its universe, DeMarle is now joining the Dragon Age and Mass Effect studio, though didn’t mention which project she will be working on.
DeMarle was previously responsible for the narrative and writing in Deus Ex‘s mainline games, Human Revolution and Mankind Divided. She also created the story and led the writing team on the 2021 action-adventure game Guardians of the Galaxy, which ended up winning Best Narrative at The Game Awards last year. DeMarle also contributed to the Deus Ex mobile spin-offs, Deus Ex: Go and The Fall.
DeMarle shared the news via her LinkedIn recently, confirming that she had left Eidos Montreal to join BioWare. She didn’t mention which projects she would be working on, but fans speculate that she could be involved in either Dragon Age: Dreadwolf or the next Mass Effect – the likely being the latter as development is closer to completion on Dreadwolf.
Back in May, Embracer Group announced that they would be acquiring several of Square Enix’s Western studios including Tomb Raider and Marvel’s Avengers studio Crystal Dynamics, Deus Ex and Guardians of the Galaxy studio Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal. These also include all the IPs tied to each studio. It’s possible that DeMarle planned to part ways with Eidos Montreal following this acquisition.
In related news, BioWare announced the official title of Dragon Age 4 as Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, with development apparently going smoothly on the project. Unfortunately, the next Mass Effect – which was already revealed at The Game Awards 2020 – is still in the early stages of development, according to BioWare. Fans shouldn’t expect the next anticipated entry for at least another 3-4 years as all of BioWare’s efforts are currently focused on the new Dragon Age.
Source: Video Games Chronicle