A major shakeup is happening at BioWare as current General Manager Aaryn Flynn, is leaving the studio at the end of this month he announced on a blog post on the BioWare Blog. Flynn has been with the company for 17 years, working on series like Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire and most recently, Anthem. Taking his place is former executive producer, Casey Hudson, who left the company three years ago.
After 17 years with BioWare, today I announced that I’ll be leaving the studio at the end of July, and that Casey Hudson is returning to Edmonton to take on the role of General Manager for BioWare.
I joined BioWare in Edmonton right out of University. I was privileged to get a chance to join a group of people working on the coolest, most creative things I could imagine. Growing up at BioWare, the events in my life are intimately intertwined with events at the studio. I got married just after we finished Neverwinter Nights. My first son was born while we were wrapping up Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, while my second son was born right after Jade Empire.
With Casey inbound, he also spoke about his time with the company, and his time away, citing his decision to leave as ‘the most difficult decision of my career,” he steps back into the fold as General Manager of BioWare.
Aaryn and I have worked together from the earliest days of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, to setting the foundation for Anthem. We’ve been through a lot together, and we’re all going to miss his presence at the studio.
I think I speak for everyone who has worked with Aaryn – and our fans – when I say thank you for everything. BioWare continues to hold a special magic – full of profoundly talented people, and an inspiring creative energy. 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.
With these changes behind the scenes, Hudson will have his work cut out for him, as Anthem is expected to launch at some point next year.