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BioWare Lead Writer Leaves Company

by Matthew Kato on Feb 17, 2012 at 03:03 AM

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After 12 years at BioWare, and having a hand in numerous projects at the company – from the Mass Effect series to both Star Wars titles – lead writer Drew Karpyshyn has announced he is leaving the company.

Karpyshyn was co-lead writer on Mass Effect 2, and lead writer on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and The Old Republic, and in his blog he states his reason for leaving the company. "I’m leaving to focus more time and energy on my novels and other non-video game related projects," he says. "But even though I’ll no longer be working on games for BioWare, I’m not going to be severing all ties with them. Many of my closest friends still work at the company, and I’m also in the process of writing the next Star Wars: The Old Republic novel, though I can’t say too much about it yet."

Karpyshyn has also written novels for the Star Wars, Old Republic, Mass Effect, and Baldur's Gate universes.

Good luck to Karpyshyn in all his future endeavors.