Two Major Developers Leave BioWare, Anthem Lead Takes The Helm

The controversies regarding EA/Bioware's latest title continue.
The controversies regarding EA/Bioware's latest title continue. EA/Bioware

BioWare is one of the best development studios of EA. However, they've been in a rocky place lately. First, Dragon Age 2 received a mediocre reception. Next, Mass Effect 3 suffered a disastrous ending. And then, Anthem pulled the final straw for many fans.

The development studio is trying to redeem itself with an upcoming Dragon Age game. Yet things are still not looking bright. Two major developers, Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah left the studio recently. BioWare confirmed the announcement in a post.

“When I think about BioWare’s future and the next generation of talent in place, I could not be more confident or optimistic. As we look to the studio’s future and the projects currently under development,” wrote Laura Miele, EA's Chief Studios Officer.

“The next generation of BioWare talent is leading the studio forward and working on some incredible games that I know you will be excited to experience in the coming years,” added Miele.

The announcement revealed as well who will lead the new Dragon Age game. It is Christian Dailey, the current lead of future Anthem updates. He will now oversee the development of DA4.

“Samantha Ryan, who came to Electronic Arts after leading Warner Brothers Games, is one of the strongest leaders in the industry. She will continue to oversee the studio. I’m also excited to announce Christian Dailey, who joined BioWare from Blizzard, will be leading our Dragon Age project currently in development," explained Miele. "Christian is a fantastic creative leader and I look forward to you all getting to know him in the coming days.”

There are tons of things that BioWare is working on. Besides Dragon Age 4, a new Mass Effect game is in development. The studio will also launch the remastered version of the original Mass Effect trilogy in the coming months.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about the next Dragon Age game? Do you think the departure of the two important devs is gonna create issues in the development cycle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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