Former BioWare Writer Finished Work On Anthem Before Leaving, Confirms Hudson
It was only recently when fans learned that storied BioWare writer Drew Karpyshyn was leaving the company to pursue other projects. This would be Karpyshyn’s second departure following previous work on titles such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect and most recently, the upcoming Anthem. Many thought the sudden departure of the former BioWare writer midway through development meant his work was incomplete, but it seems as though this was not the case.
General Manager of BioWare Casey Hudson clarified the situation via Twitter. When asked about the potential negative impact Karpyshyn’s departure could present, Hudson assured that story remains “an important part of every BioWare game”, and confirmed that “Drew has wrapped up his work on the project.” The rest of BioWare’s writing teams was said to be finishing up Anthem’s remaining world, story, and character content.
Story will always be an important part of every BioWare game. Drew has wrapped up his work on the project, but Anthem’s Lead Writers and their teams continue to do amazing work developing the world, story, and characters.
— Casey Hudson (@CaseyDHudson) March 11, 2018
While it’s an upset that Drew Karpyshyn won’t be sticking around BioWare, it’s still great to learn his contributions to Anthem were fully realized. In the meantime, the writer has a number of interesting projects in the works including a number of novels and an undisclosed game for newly-formed studio FogBank Entertainment. Anthem is scheduled to release for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2019.
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