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BioWare's Aaryn Flynn Leaves Company, Casey Hudson Returns

by Joe Juba on Jul 18, 2017 at 11:56 AM

BioWare is seeing some changes in its leadership today, as longtime general manager Aaryn Flynn is stepping down. However, another familiar face is assuming the leadership role: Casey Hudson, who is returning to lead the company.

As Flynn points out in his farewell post, he has been with BioWare for 17 years, and he has run the studio since the departure of co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk in 2012. 

Hudson is best known for his leadership on the Mass Effect franchise, but he left BioWare in 2014 after laying the groundwork for a new IP (which we now know is Anthem). However, Hudson now refers to his return to the company as "coming home." 

The transition will happen at the end of July.

For more from these individuals, you can watch this discussion we had a few years ago with Flynn, Hudson, and Dragon Age executive producer Mark Darrah about BioWare's vision for the future of RPGs.

Our Take
On one hand, I'm sad to see Flynn leave. BioWare launched Dragon Age: Inquisition under his watch, and that's one of my favorite games. However, you couldn't ask for a more appropriate replacement than Hudson, who has so much experience with the company and played a key role in its success.