After working at BioWare for more than 19 years, Mac Walters, who served as lead writer on Mass effect 2 and 3leave the studio.
As reported by EurogamerWalters publicly shared the news of his departure this weekend in a LinkedIn message. The BioWare veteran served as a writer for Jade Empire, later took on the lead writer role for the second and third Mass Effect games, and before leaving was production director on the upcoming and highly anticipated Dragon Age Dreadwolf.
“With a new year comes new adventures,” Walters wrote in the post. “As some of you already know, I decided to leave BioWare at the end of last year. The past 19 years have been a life changing experience to say the least, and it made the choice to go very difficult. I’ve worked with so many great people and had the privilege of being part of the most amazing teams and projects. It’s hard to fathom it all, and I know I’ll be thinking about it for years to come.”
Looking at Walters’ profile, it currently says he is on a career break, seeking an unspecified personal goal, so probably nothing related to video games. Who can blame him after 19 years in the industry?
Walters also served as creative director on the critically mixed Mass Effect Andromeda, and was also narrative director on the critically panned Anthem, so it’s safe to say his tenure at BioWare has seen some highs and lows.
What this means for Dragon Age Dreadwolf isn’t clear, though it probably won’t be that big of a deal as developers are constantly coming and going at major studios. Dreadwolf received a new trailer back in December, offering fans a look at a movie that will appear sometime in the game.