Late last night, Bioware announced that after 16 years, Executive Producer Casey Hudson has decided to leave the Mass Effect developer to "enter a new stage of his career"
Casey shared his thoughts with his BioWare colleagues in a letter yesterday:
“After what already feels like a lifetime of extraordinary experiences, I have decided to hit the reset button and move on from BioWare. I’ll take a much needed break, get perspective on what I really want to do with the next phase of my life, and eventually, take on a new set of challenges.
But while I feel that the time has come, this is without a doubt the most difficult decision of my career. BioWare is as magical a place today as it was when I started. The projects we are working on are some of the most exciting and prestigious in the world. The talent in our teams is second to none. And the people here are some of my closest friends. I’ve spent more time with many of you than my own family, and I have enjoyed every day of it.”
BioWare added that it will "continue working on the next Mass Effect game and our new IP project, confident in our goals and progress".
BioWare's next title is set to be revealed at gamescom in Cologne next week after numerous teaser videos and websites telling viewers 'You have been chosen'.