Mass Effect 3 Director Casey Hudson Leaves Bioware
Casey Hudson, the director of the Mass Effect trilogy, has announced his departure from Bioware.
The news broke today in a blog post on the company’s official site. In the posting written by general manager Aaryn Flynn, it confirmed that Hudson, who directed the Mass Effect trilogy, would be leaving the company to “enter a new stage of his career.” Hudson, in an attached letter, called his exit “the most difficult decision” of his career while affirming that this “is the best time” he could choose to leave.
“Though there’s never an easy time to make a change like this, I believe this is the best time for it. The foundation of our new IP in Edmonton is complete, and the team is ready to move forward into pre-production on a title that I think will redefine interactive entertainment,” he wrote. “But while I feel that the time has come, this is without a doubt the most difficult decision of my career. BioWare is as magical a place today as it was when I started. The projects we are working on are some of the most exciting and prestigious in the world. The talent in our teams is second to none. And the people here are some of my closest friends. I’ve spent more time with many of you than my own family, and I have enjoyed every day of it.”
According to Hudson’s letter he will be taking “a much needed break” after which he intends to “get perspective” on where he wants to go with his career moving forward. He ended his statement by affirming that the company’s various projects are “in great hands” and that he looks forward “to playing them.” In other words, this is his way of saying “I should go.”