Casey Hudson Confirms Drew Karpyshyn Isn’t Mass Effect 3 Lead Writer
In a low key tweet over Labor Day weekend, BioWare’s Casey Hudson responded to a fan question and confirmed what has long been suspected ever since author Drew Karpyshyn moved to Austin to work on BioWare’s upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic. Yes Virginia, Drew isn’t the lead writer for Mass Effect 3.
So is this a big deal? It’s no secret Karpyshyn is taking lead for The Old Republic. But Mass Effect is kind of his baby; He has written all the tie-in novels and as lead writer for Mass Effect and Co-lead writer for ME2, he is largely responsible for having created the universe and the story. Hudson’s tweet doesn’t really specify his role in Mass Effect 3 but the vagueness kind of indicates ‘minimal’. Then again, the BioWare forum members are of the opinion that Drew mapped out the entire storyline from day one. If so, then his departure from lead duties wouldn’t be the earth shattering event it sounds like.
We’ve reached out to BioWare for further comment, and as soon as we get an answer we’ll pass it along to you. But what do y’all think? Does Drew’s absence bode well or ill for Mass Effect 3? Do you care?