BioWare general manager Casey Hudson and Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah say they no longer work with Bioware, therefore announced their departure.
Casey Hudson began working for Bioware in 1998, later on serving as project director for projects like Mass Effect and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Actually, this is the second time Hudson is leaving the company. First time of departure was back in 2014, eventually returning in 2017.
In the post where Hudson announced his retirement, he says it’s in order to “make way for the next generation of studio leaders”, Hudson said, “It’s not an easy decision to make, and big changes like this always come with a certain degree of sadness.”. He also says “I will miss being able to work every day with out inspiring developers on the biggest and most exciting projects I can imagine,” he followed up, “But I also know that this is a good time for a change, for both myself and BioWare.”
Mark Darrah stated that this decision of departure from his position at BioWare was a “very difficult” one to take.
“The team of amazing developers on Dragon Age, make my life fuller and better,”, he said, “They have taught me so much. But the strength of the team is also what makes this possible. I know that Dragon Age won’t just survive without me, it will thrive.”
EA’s chief studios officer Laura Miele made a statement on the matter, “I want to personally thank Casey and Mark for everything they have done for the BioWare community, and particularly for our players. 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.”