BioWare Veteran Mac Walters Leaves Studio After 19 Years
Was attached to Dragon Age Dreadwolf as Production Director
Leadership is once again changing at BioWare as studio veteran, Mac Walters has announced his departure from the Edmonton developer after 19 years in a LinkedIn post.
“With a new year comes new adventures. As some of you already know, at the end of last year I decided to leave BioWare. These past 19 years have been a life-changing experience, to say the least, and it made the choice to go very difficult. I’ve worked with so many wonderful people and had the privilege to be a part of the most amazing teams and projects,” Walters wrote in a post on his LinkedIn.
“It’s hard to fathom it all, and I know I’ll be reflecting on it for years to come. Thank you to everyone I’ve had the joy of working with, and I wish everyone at BioWare the very best in everything you do. It’s truly been a pleasure.”
Throughout his almost 20-year career, Walters had had many roles at BioWare which kicked off as the writer on Jade Empire to climbing the ranks to senior/lead writer of the Mass Effect Trilogy and later landing multiple director roles (narrative, creative, project, and production) on projects like Anthem, Mass Effect Andromeda, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and Dragon Age Dreadwolf. Currently, Walters is on a self-described “career break” under the new “Personal Goal Pursuit” experience entry on his Linkedin. The news of Walters’ departure is that shocking as follows in the footsteps of his fellow veterans like Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah.
No official word on when BioWare’s next game – Dragon Age: Dreadwolf will release but back in June Giant Bomb’s Jeff Grubb said that the game is more than a year out. That doesn’t necessarily rule out a late 2023 release but not one we’d personally bet on with the lack of info on a release window or even actual gameplay.