After 17 years with the company, Aaryn Flynn is departing BioWare, leaving behind his role as general manager of the company. Casey Hudson, who left the company in 2014 after wrapping up the Mass Effect trilogy, will be replacing him.
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Hudson started out as a technical artist on Neverwinter Nights and MDK2, before moving on to a director’s role on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. From there, he went on to direct one of the best RPG trilogies ever made: Mass Effect.
He left the company in 2014 looking for other challenges, but now he’s coming back to steer the ship. Aaryn Flynn will be staying on for a few more weeks to get Hudson up to speed.
“I have been contemplating changes in my own life for some time, but when I heard that Casey had confirmed he was up for the task, I realised the opportunities before us,” Flynn explains in an announcement.
Flynn joined BioWare out of university and rose through the ranks himself, starting off as a programmer and working his way up.
“I was privileged to get a chance to join a group of people working on the coolest, most creative things I could imagine,” Flynn recollects. “Growing up at BioWare, the events in my life are intimately intertwined with events at the studio. I got married just after we finished Neverwinter Nights. My first son was born while we were wrapping up Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, while my second son was born right after Jade Empire.”
You can read his departure note in full on the BioWare blog.