Mass Effect veteran Mac Walters leaves BioWare

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The writer is heading for new ventures after almost two decades at BioWare

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Mac Walter, a veteran of the Mass Effect series, is leaving BioWare. The longtime writer and lead on several major projects at BioWare is moving on after nearly two decades at the company.

As Walters announced on his LinkedIn page, Walters decided at the end of last year to leave BioWare. In his post, he wishes everyone at the studio well.

“These past 19 years have been a life-changing experience to say the least, and it made the choice to go very difficult,” wrote Walters. “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.”

Walters doesn’t confirm what his next step is just yet, but did write that “with a new year comes new adventures.”

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Walters joined BioWare in 2003, as a writer for the martial arts RPG Jade Empire. He’d then serve as a writer on Mass Effect before moving up to lead writer for Mass Effect 2 and 3, and then head to Anthem to be its narrative director.

He’d return to Mass Effect with Andromeda as its creative director, was project director of the Legendary Edition. His last role at BioWare was as Production Director for the upcoming Dragon Age: Dreadwolf.

The Dreadwolf has been fairly quiet since we got a subtitle reveal last year, with just a few teases to go on. And the next Mass Effect has had even less to go on. No release window has been set yet for either.

Meanwhile, this marks another departure for a longtime BioWare veteran, alongside others that have left over the last few years like Casey Hudson, Mark Darrah, and Matt Goldman.

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