Drew Karpyshyn, best known for his role as lead writer on the brilliant Mass Effect 2, has left developer BioWare for the second time. Karpyshyn first made his way out of the company back before the release of Mass Effect 3, but he returned last year to help out with ANTHEM.

On his official site, Karpyshyn writes that he's simply moving on to other things. He's set to "pursue a number of other projects, including more original novels, an original sci-fi graphic novel I'm co-creating, and freelance gaming work". Good luck to him.

But what does this mean for ANTHEM? Without trying to sound like a bunch of total downers, our concern for the project is starting to grow. In January of this year, there were reports that BioWare is really starting to feel the pressure as it heads deeper into production, and the title was hit with a confirmed delay into 2019. And now, with the departure of Karpyshyn, we can't help but speculate.

What do you make of this? Is it a warning sign, or just business as usual? Let us know if you're looking forward to seeing more of ANTHEM in the comments section below.

[via drewkarpyshyn.com, gameinformer.com]