Lead Mass Effect, KOTOR Writer Bids Bioware Farewell


Dedicated Bioware fans will know Drew Karpyshyn as the writer with a hand in almost all of Bioware’s finest creations for the past decade. The list could start and stop at Baldur’s Gate 2 and it would be enough. But it goes on with both Mass Effects, the original Knights of the Old Republic, Jade Empire and the Neverwinter Nights series. But as good as those games are, they are always going to be set in someone else’s universe and Drew Karpyshyn seems intent on building his own.

“I know going forward that BioWare will continue to live up to its well deserved reputation for making the best story-driven games in the industry,” he wrote. “The story and dialogue in any BioWare game is the result of an entire team of writers working together, and I often felt I received an excessive amount of the credit for the games we created.”

“The Dragon Age games and the continued success of the Mass Effect series after my departure make it pretty clear that BioWare can get along just fine without me, and I’m looking forward to experiencing the games as a fan rather than from the other side of the fence.”

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