Casey Hudson Leaves Bioware

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Mass Effect Executive Producer Casey Hudson has left Bioware, according to a new blog post on the studio’s website.

In a letter to the developers at the studio, Hudson said, “After what already feels like a lifetime of extraordinary experiences, I have decided to hit the reset button and move on from Bioware. I’ll take a much needed break, get perspective on what I really want to do with the next phase of my life, and eventually, take on a new set of challenges.”

It appears that the Edmonton studio’s new IP is also in good hands, with Hudson saying that “the team is ready to move forward into pre-production on a title that will redefine interactive entertainment.” This is most likely the same project that Bioware has been teasing over the last few weeks, including a new live-action trailer released just yesterday. He added that the new Mass Effect already has “playable builds,” as well, although these weren’t shown during the game’s segment at EA’s E3 event.

Casey Hudson worked as director on Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic — widely regarded as one of the best RPGs of all time — before leading development on the first three Mass Effect games. Combined, these four titles have a Metacritic average of 93.5.