It looks like Casey Hudson is leaving Bioware for the second time. He isn’t the only one as Dragon Age 4 executive producer, Mark Darrah.
EA announced in a statement (via IGN) that both Bioware figures would be departing the company. Ongoing Bioware projects like Anthem 2.0, Dragon Age 4 and Mass Effect: The Legendary Edition will be continuing as planned among the leadership restructure.
Hudson originally left the studio for the first time in 2014, he would, later on, join Microsoft in 2015 and he would go back to Bioware in 2017 when the then studio lead, Aaryn Flynn stepped down. In a Bioware blog post, the Mass Effect series creative director made a statement on his decision.
“I’m incredibly fortunate to have had a career where I’ve been able to work with brilliantly talented people, create entire worlds from our imaginations, and see them being enjoyed by millions of people around the world,” Hudson said in a blog post.
“And now, after nearly 20 years of work at BioWare, I’ve made the decision to retire from the studio and make way for the next generation of studio leaders.”
The individual who will take over for Hudson is Samantha Ryan, who has been overseeing the studio as of late and will continue to do so. As for the open executive producer position for the next Dragon Age game, Christian Dailey might be multitasking leadership duties as he’s also in charge of rebooting Anthem.
For now, the studio will continue to work to the spring release of Mass Effect: The Legendary Edition, Dragon Age‘s fourth entry and whenever Anthem‘s revival will come around.