Aaryn Flynn, the General Manager of BioWare announced that he will be leaving the company at the end of this month after 17 years. Casey Hudson, the director of the original Mass Effect trilogy will be stepping up in the role.
"I joined BioWare in Edmonton right of University," wrote Flynn on the BioWare blog. "I was privileged to get a chance to join a group of people working on the coolest, most creative things I could imagine. Growing up at BioWare, the events in my life are intimately intertwined with the events of the studio."
Flynn writes that he has been "contemplating changes" in his personal life, and decided to leave when Casey Hudson "had confirmed he was up for the task." Flynn also writes that he "will be working with [Hudson] over the next couple of weeks to help catch him up and do my part to set him up for success to be the best GM he can be."
Hudson left BioWare recently to work as creative director at Microsoft Studios before returning to take over as general manager. Hudson published a separate blog post on the official BioWare website announcing his return.
"Aaryn and I have worked together from the earliest days of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, to setting the foundation of Anthem. We've been through a lot together, and we're all going to miss his presence."
BioWare's most recent game was Mass Effect: Andromeda, which suffered from internal development conflicts. The DLC for Andromeda is rumored to be cancelled, although BioWare and EA has not given any concrete statements.
BioWare's next game is Anthem, an action RPG sci-fi shooter which was shown off for the first time at E3 2017.