Two key executives who have helped lead BioWare for more than 20 years are leaving the studio.
Both Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah have announced that they intend to retire from BioWare, the company revealed on its blog Thursday. Hudson was currently acting as general manager and will be replaced by Gary McKay in the short term, while BioWare Austin studio director will take over Darrah’s duties at the developer.
Both Hudson and Darrah expressed that this has been a difficult decision to make but that they believe that BioWare will be in good hands with the remaining staff.
“The team of amazing developers on Dragon Age, make my life fuller and better,” Darrah said in a statement. “They have taught me so much. But the strength of the team is also what makes this possible. I know that Dragon Age won’t just survive without me, it will thrive.”
BioWare is currently working on a number of projects. The studio is continuing to develop Anthem more than a year after its release. Meanwhile, it is also working on Dragon Age 4 and a new Mass Effect game, alongside the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition bundle that includes revamped versions of the first three titles in the franchise.