Bioware has announced that former director of the original Mass Effect trilogy, Casey Hudson, will be returning to the company as new General Manager.
Before leaving Bioware, Hudson was known for his work on some of Bioware’s best franchise including Jade Empire, Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic, and Mass Effect. He left Bioware in 2014 after deciding that he needed a break for before deciding where to go next with his career. Hudson would eventually end up working for Microsoft as a Creative Director.
Of course his arrival back at the company means that current General Manager Aaryn Flynn will be departing. Flynn has been with the company for 17 years, spending the last 7 in the GM role. In that time, he oversaw the release of games in the Dragon Age series and the controversial Mass Effect Andromeda. Flynn posted his goodbye on the Bioware Blog stating:
“I have been contemplating changes in my own life for some time…When I heard that Casey had confirmed he was up for the task, I realized the opportunities before us.”
Flynn will spend the upcoming weeks with Hudson helping him get familiar with the current Bioware projects.
Hudson will be stepping into the role just months after Bioware announced Anthem, its first new IP in a long time. He will get to work hoping to turn this new franchise into a success as he did with Mass Effect. Hudson’s “Coming Home” post on the Bioware blog revealed he’s pretty excited to be back at the studio he calls home. He also gives praise to former GM Aaryn Flynn for the work he leaves behind:
“When I look at the stunning progress Aaryn and the team has made with Anthem, and the other projects in the works, I truly believe our best is yet to come.”
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