Hardcore fans of Bioware are likely familiar with Drew Karpyshyn, who’s functioned as one of the primary writers on past names such as Mass Effect 2 and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. This past week however, Karpyshyn declared that he has again departed from the studio.
In a post on his official site, Karpyshyn disclosed he had left Bioware on March 2. He made light of the decision by saying this it probably sounded familiar because it’s currently the second time he’s “retired” from the studio. Karpyshyn proceeded to mention that the reason for his departure was that he could, “pursue a number of different projects, such as more original novels, a first sci-fi picture book I am co-creating, along with freelance gaming perform. ”
It’s crucial to note that Karpyshyn leaving Bioware by no means signals that Anthem is in dire straits. At this point in Anthem’s development, Karpyshyn has likely finished most of his duties on the job as the rest of the development group works towards polishing and delegating the product before launching.
Anthem was initially slated to release in 2018 but had been recently delayed into early 2019. We should learn more about Bioware’s ambitious next name this June during EA Play in Los Angeles.