22-Year BioWare Veteran Leaves To Work On Smaller Projects

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BioWare has misplaced one in every of its most veteran builders. James Ohlen, who had been with BioWare for 22 of the corporate's 23 years of operation, has retired from the RPG studio.

In a submit on Twitter, Ohlen stated he "cherished" his time at BioWare the place he most not too long ago labored on the new IP Anthem. As for why he is leaving, Ohlen stated, "I must take a break from the business and work on one thing somewhat smaller and extra private."

In one other tweet, Ohlen stated the tasks he had probably the most enjoyable with at BioWare had been Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, for which he served as lead designer, in addition to Neverwinter Nights. "I have been a D&D fanatic since I used to be 10 years outdated," Ohlen stated. In his post-BioWare life, Ohlen will keep within the fantasy area. He is collaborating with one other former BioWare artistic director, Jesse Sky, on the guide Odyssey of the Dragonlords. A "thriller" author can be working on it.

Ohlen's checklist of credit at BioWare is in depth. Along with Anthem, he was the artistic director and lead designer on Knights of the Outdated Republic and Star Wars: The Outdated Republic, in keeping with GI.biz. He additionally labored on BioWare's acclaimed Dragon Age franchise.

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BioWare's new sport, Anthem, is coming early subsequent 12 months for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. In contrast to many different BioWare games, it is an always-online, multiplayer-focused shooter with restricted dialogue choices. We noticed it and performed it at E3 and we got here away impressed--check out the video above to be taught extra.

Along with Anthem, BioWare is working on a new Dragon Age sport, nevertheless it has but to be formally introduced.

Source : Gamespot.com