Change is coming to BioWare, as the studio recently announced the departure of two senior members of its team: general manager Casey Hudson, and Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah.
This announcement was first seen in a BioWare blog update by Laura Miele, Chief Studios Officer at EA. While the reasons for the stepping down of the duo are not exactly clear, the studio is already on the hunt for a replacement for Hudson, while Christian Dailey, previously of Blizzard, has been brought on to take Darrah’s place to lead the development for the upcoming new Dragon Age title.
“I want to personally thank Casey and Mark for everything they have done for the BioWare community, and particularly for our players,” said Miele in the blog update. “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.”
Prior to his departure, Hudson, who previously served at BioWare as project director for game franchises such as Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, had previously left the company back in 2014, returned as general manager in 2017. Meanwhile, Darrah was the executive producer for all three mainline Dragon Age games up until this point.
Currently, BioWare is working on new mainline installments for both the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. No official title or release date for either game has been announced yet.
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