There’s been a bit of a staff shuffle at BioWare today as Casy Hudson has announced he is returning to the developer after a three year absence to become the General Manager. On the flip side current General Manager Aaryn Flynn has confirmed he is leaving BioWare after spending 17 years with the company. There will be a bit of a transition over the next couple of weeks while Aaryn catches Casey up, but from the end of July the change will go into full effect.
Both Casey and Aaryn posted blogs about their respective moves on the BioWare site, and you can read snippets below.
Aaryn Flynn wrote:
In closing, let me thank our players for everything they’ve given us over these many years, and to say from the bottom of my heart how important you are to me and the rest of BioWare. I have gone to work every day knowing that I am fortunate to have all of the opportunities I have had at BioWare because of you. Doing whatever I could to help our developers create some of the best games in the industry for you all has been the most humbling experience of my life. Now, I’ll be playing BioWare’s games in the future from an exciting new perspective – yours
Casey Hudson wrote:
…when I left BioWare three years ago, it was the most difficult decision of my career. I needed some time off, needed a bit of change, and wanted to get involved in the new wave of disruptive technologies that were emerging.
The last few years have been transformative for me, from having time to reflect on what I most want to do, to working with new technologies at platform scale. And now, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to return to lead BioWare – a studio that I think of as home.