Lead writer of Mass Effect Drew Karpyhshyn joins ex-BioWare veterans at Wizards of the Coast’s new studio Archetype Entertainment.
Mass Effect Lead Writer Drew Karpyshyn Joins New Wizards of the Coast Studio for Sci-fi RPG
Last month Magic The Gathering publisher Wizards of the Coast revealed their new studio Archetype Entertainment. Comprised of two ex-BioWare veterans creative director James Ohlen and also house another BioWare alumni Chad Robertson who has worked as head of live services on Anthem.
Now another ex-BioWare veteran has joined the ranks, lead writer of Mass Effect 1 & 2 Drew Karphyshyn, who will be working on a story-driven sci-fi RPG under the fully autonomous division Archetype Entertainment. This adds to the already very experienced members who have worked on Baldur’s Gate, Knights of the Old Republic and Dragon Age.
Karpyshyn shared on a Archetype blog post his reason for leaving BioWare, and why joining Archetype has sparked new motivation for CRPGs. Due to the changing environment of BioWare the writer has moved to Archetype, which looks to be presenting the writer with new opportunities and “is already generating plenty of excitement in the industry”.
While details are few, Archetype Entertainment’s first project is a “multi-platform roleplaying game set in a new science fiction universe”. Hopefully they’ll be ready to spill more about the game soon and it looks like a great CRPG is in making just by judging from the talent alone.
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