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Mass Effect Director Casey Hudson Joins Microsoft’s HoloLens Project

by Mike Futter on May 18, 2015 at 05:30 AM

Microsoft has announced that Casey Hudson has joined the publisher as Creative Director. Hudson was the director on a number of BioWare titles, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and all three core Mass Effect games.

Hudson will be leading creative direction for HoloLens, Microsoft’s augmented reality peripheral. “I will also be working with innovative new Xbox titles, helping them to find success through clear direction and creative vision,” Hudson said in an Xbox Wire interview. “I will be involved in driving a creative focus for Xbox and Windows gaming, and I couldn’t be more excited to be involved in that.”

Microsoft unveiled the HoloLens project at a Windows 10 event in January. The company will be bringing the technology to E3 for wider demonstration.

Hudson spent 15 years at EA and BioWare before departing in August 2014. At Microsoft, he’ll report to HoloLens project lead Kudo Tsunoda.

[Source: Xbox Wire]

 

Our Take
Hudson’s work at BioWare proves him an asset, and Microsoft is smart to have hired him. I’m eager to see how he leverages his experience for HoloLens.