BioWare Studio Head, Dragon Age Producer Both Leave Studio

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Casey Hudson is leaving BioWare, again.

In a blog post announcing his departure, the creative director of the Mass Effect series and now former studio general manager of BioWare wrote, “I’m incredibly fortunate to have had a career where I’ve been able to work with brilliantly talented people, create entire worlds from our imaginations, and see them being enjoyed by millions of people around the world. And now, after nearly 20 years of work at BioWare, I’ve made the decision to retire from the studio and make way for the next generation of studio leaders.”


Also leaving BioWare is Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah. “Though I remain confident in BioWare’s strength and continued place in this conversation, I have decided to retire from my position at BioWare,” he wrote.

Casey Hudson first left BioWare in 2014, later joining Microsoft. Then, in 2017, he returned to BioWare as a general manager. Mark Darrah has been with the company 23 years, overseeing the Dragon Age series as its executive producer.

Development on the new Dragon Age, the Mass Effect remaster, and whatever was going on with Anthem will continue according to Laura Miele, chief studios officer at Electronic Arts. Christian Daley, formerly of Blizzard Entertainment, will take over for Darrah on Dragon Age 4 while Mike Gamble heads the team working on the Mass Effect remaster.

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