Casey Hudson, director of the first three Mass Effect games and Knights of the Old Republic, is leaving developer BioWare today. He hasn’t revealed exactly what he plans to do next, but says that he’s going to take a break and get a fresh perspective before moving onto a new phase of his life.
Casey Hudson began working at BioWare 16 years ago, starting on the original Neverwinter Nights and MDK2. He moved on to become the project director of Knights of the Old Republic, and then led the development team behind the first three Mass Effect games. In a statement on the official BioWare blog, the company says that his “focus on production quality, digital acting technology, and emotionally engaging narrative has made a substantial impact on BioWare and the video game industry as a whole.” Hudson was working on the mysterious new IP that’s currently in the works at BioWare Edmonton, but thankfully, he says he finished laying the groundwork for the project before leaving.
We’ve interviewed Casey countless times over the years, and we can safely say that he’s played a big part in making BioWare games as good as they are. He’ll be missed, and we wish him luck in his future endeavours.