A new independent studio, and a new IP
Casey Hudson, previously general manager at BioWare, has announced a new studio today. Humanoid Studios is a new independent company, and it will be working on an all-new IP.
Hudson shared the announcement on Twitter, saying he’s been “working with some colleagues on something awesome.” The company has a number of job openings on its site, including Sr. Creative Director, Gameplay Designer, and Level Designer positions.
I've been working with some colleagues on something awesome, and I wish I could tell you all about it! For now though, I can only say this…
— Casey Hudson (@CaseyDHudson) June 29, 2021
It’ll be interesting to see what this team ends up creating, as it isn’t the only ex-BioWare staff working on new ventures. Archetype Entertainment was also formed around former BioWare devs, and is currently working on its own project.
Hudson left BioWare last year alongside long-time Dragon Age lead Mark Darrah, with his departure leaving the door open for the “next generation of studio leaders.” With both a new Dragon Age and Mass Effect in the pipeline, BioWare certainly still has some big projects ahead of it as well.