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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 43d ago | news

Casey Hudson’s Departure from BioWare/EA

From Aaryn Flynn, BioWare Studio General Manager

After nearly 16 years of game development at BioWare, Executive Producer Casey Hudson has made the decision to move on from BioWare and enter a new stage of his career. We thank Casey for his hard work and dedication as we look back on his time with BioWare. (Casey Hudson, Industry)

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Godmars290  +   43d ago
From what little I've heard about the man, all I can really say about this news is - YEAH!

Not that he likely wont be replaced by another "Yes Man" who'll put a game's release date before its production quality.
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DoubleR_Boss  +   43d ago
YEAH indeed! Now that Sylar from Heroes is leaving Bioware, the next Mass Effect is on preorder for me!!
Naga  +   43d ago
@ DoubleR_Boss

So now that EA gets to choose his replacement, you're more confident in the future of the Mass Effect franchise?
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DARK WITNESS  +   43d ago
could it be any worse?
crxss  +   43d ago
thanks for the Mass Effect 3 ending.......
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DevilOgreFish  +   43d ago
Godmars290 -"
From what little I've heard about the man, all I can really say about this news is - YEAH!"

I say this really blows, Casey Hudson was a huge part in the original mass effect, before EA took part in the franchise. I'm beginning to have my doubts now that he's gone.
MightyNoX  +   43d ago
Casey lost my respect when he promised the endings of Mass effect would not be A, B or C. Lo and behold~
Perjoss  +   43d ago
@MightyNoX

When devs speak to the public there are just saying what they are told to say. How many times have you heard any dev say anything even remotely negative about their own game?

As far as I know only John Carmack has done this when he was talking about Rage before it even shipped.
700p  +   43d ago
You guys do realize that bioware montreal is making the new mass effect..so casey hudson was gonna have nothing to do with the new mass effect. They were working on that new ip though.
Godmars290  +   43d ago
That's okay. Wasn't expecting much from ME4 in the first place. Not considering what's been done with the series overall.
OrangePowerz  +   43d ago
Why what was wrong with the guy?
-Foxtrot  +   43d ago
Thanks for being one of the people who had a MAIN role in ruining Mass Effect Casey....oh don't forget the ending aswell

Don't come back
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Naga  +   43d ago
While there's plenty of blame to be handed out, I think you might be missing the bigger problem. Mass Effect wasn't "ruined" until Electronic Arts got involved.
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-Foxtrot  +   43d ago
Yeah but Casey, you know being the guy who created the franchise, could of grown a back bone and at least of tried to stop EA wanting the changes
Naga  +   43d ago
I mostly agree. I know it would have been asking a lot, but I would have liked to have seen him stake his career on the creative integrity of the franchise. The fact that he wasn't willing to make that stand earns him a healthy amount of the blame for the debacle.

But with that said, I'm just trying to point out the big elEphAnt in the room and question how excited about this news we really ought to be.
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Pandamobile  +   43d ago
Foxtrot clearly does not know what it's like to work under EA.
OrangePowerz  +   43d ago
@Fox

How do we know he didn't try? If he tries too hard he will be fired as easy as that since he is an employee and has to do what he gets told by whoever is in charge.
Godmars290  +   43d ago
No, have to disagree about "ruined" with EA. From what I've seen of play-throughs of ME1, though I own it on PC, it could have been a decent sci-fi title with thriller aspects, but the "mystery" is spoon-fed to you. And ME2, which I've both played and still own, was worse. Was all about character presentation, certain role-play situations, but otherwise it had no story.

EA likely made a worse mess by pushing release dates, but not by much.

@OrangePowerz:
"How do we know he didn't try?"

Considering what we got, you should even need to ask.
Metallox  +   43d ago
"could of grown a back bone and at least of tried to stop EA wanting the changes."

That's silly. Do you really expect that a single man can oppose to the interests of a huge corporation like EA is?
TheRandomOne  +   43d ago
Yes Hell Yes
Myst-Vearn  +   43d ago
Yay.
darkness625  +   43d ago
you won't be missed casey!
Ashlen  +   43d ago
Hurray!1!

I'm absolutely and totally sure EA won't fill his spot with someone even worse.

Personally, I can't wait till Bioware is in charge of all EA's micro-transactions in there sports and phone titles.
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FasterThanFTL  +   43d ago
The guy gets my respects, he gave us:

KOTOR
Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3

So what Mass Effect 3's final minutes were weak, but everything else that he has done is nothing short of excellent.

In short nobody is perfect.
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Dlacy13g  +   43d ago
Agreed ...looking at comments above you and I am sure below, I think there is far too much hate thrown his way over ME3 when he helped bring far more happy moments then angered ones over the course of his time at Bioware.
-Foxtrot  +   43d ago
It wasn't just the ending but the fact ME ended up as an over the topic generic action shooter which didnt resmble what the first game set out to achieve...
OrangePowerz  +   43d ago
Was the ending awesome? Nope, but I enjoyed the game and the issue was blown hugely out of proportion by people.
Menkyo  +   43d ago
good riddens

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