BioWare veteran Mac Walters has departed the developer following 19 years of service. Walters is best known for his work on the Mass Effect series, and in particular, he was credited as the lead writer on both Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. Much more recently, he was the project director on the excellent Mass Effect Legendary Edition, and had been production director for the upcoming Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.
"As some of you already know, at the end of last year I decided to leave BioWare. These past 19 years have been a life-changing experience to say the least, and it made the choice to go very difficult," writes Walters. He's now taking a break before deciding what to do next.
As you'd expect from a near two-decade tenure, it wasn't always smooth sailing for Walters during his time at BioWare. He oversaw the divisive Mass Effect: Andromeda as the game's creative director, and was, for a time, narrative director on ANTHEM.
But it's fair to say that without Walters, Mass Effect wouldn't be the same beloved franchise that it is today. With his departure now confirmed, it'll be interesting to see how the currently in-the-works Mass Effect sequel pans out. After all, BioWare is looking like a very different company these days.
Naturally, we wish Mac all the best in his future endeavours.