Longtime Bioware Developer Leaves Company After 19 Years

Longtime BioWare Developer Leaves Company After 19 Years
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Mac Walters, lead writer for Mass Effect 2 and 3 and production director for Dragon Age: Dreadwolf, is leaving BioWare. 

“With a new year comes new adventures,” Walters says in a post on LinkedIn

“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. I’ve worked with so many wonderful people and had the privilege to be a part of the most amazing teams and projects. It’s hard to fathom it all, and I know I’ll be reflecting on it for years to come.

Thank you to everyone I’ve had the joy of working with, and I wish everyone at BioWare the very best in everything you do. It’s truly been a pleasure.”

Waters first joined BioWare in 2003 as a writer for Jade Empire. After that, he joined the Mass Effect team as a Senior Writer. For Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, he was promoted to the Lead Writer position. 

Additionally, Waters worked on Anthem, Mass Effect Andromeda, and the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. He worked on the new Dragon Age game for a year before leaving BioWare. According to his LinkedIn, he is on a “career break.”

Future installments for Mass Effect and Dragon Age are currently in development. Unfortunately, the new Mass Effect game has only seen a teaser trailer that didn’t tell us much other than it most likely features the return of characters from the original trilogy. Beyond that, it’s been radio silence from BioWare regarding the newest entry in their popular franchise.

The newest Dragon Age title, Dreadwolf, is still likely at least a year away from release. Before revealing the Dreadwolf title, Senior Creative Director Matt Goldman left the company in late 2021.

We don’t expect the Dragon Age Dreadwolf to release until 2024. 




Written by Jake Valentine

I am the Editor-In-Chief of BossLevelGamer. I'm also a lover of video games, food, and beer.

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